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Water damage i had my game in my purse with a bottle of water and the lid was not on tight and water got on mu ds. how do i fix it. it comes on sometimes but you have to hold the power button to be able to play it. i have dried it and have it in rice for the past three days. what do i do????

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Unfortunately, because these devices are designed so tightly, it's very hard to get all the water back out of the system. Cleaning it all out and removing any residue is something that requires taking the system apart. I would recommend you consult a professional for that. In your position, I would try iPod Sickbay, even though this isn't an iPod. They're very good at what they do and the prices are reasonable. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 09, 2009


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