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Got wet, dried for a week, screen now lights but nothing on it.

Put a wet hat over the 200, when I plugged it in the screen came on but looked wierd then went blank. Nothing would come on but today about ten days later the screen lit up but nothing on it. Can it be sent for repair or reset as the OTR driver mentioned. I tried it but without success, perhaps not long enough.

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Probably fried. Electronics and water don't mix.

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