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I have a DS that had water spilled on it.  It does not work and even after a charge.  Can I get it repaired and for how much?

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Well, if it's still under warranty then get it replaced by Nintendo. Otherwise, you could attempt some unorthodox methods like heating it with a hair dryer or putting it by a fire. Lastly, I'd try someplace like Batteries Plus and see if they can't replace the battery for you, which should cost like $15-20.

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