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Cleaning is a disaster + a bucket of water

I was cleaning the floors and my mp3 ,a philips hdd1630/17 somehow managed to fall into a bucket of water i took it out and the first few minutes after it was fine.i got a blow dryer and dried it and i turned it off b/c the battery was low then i try to turn it on and it gives me a blank screen am i doomed?I am willing to get it repaired but i don't know of any places in philly that repair them ,they only do ipods.should i give up or do it myself .is there a way to unscrew the back though so i can dry off the inside completely?

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Re: cleaning is a disaster + a bucket of water - Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

Sorry - it is a goner.

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