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Cell phone water logged

My cell phone got completely submerged in water. I got it out immediately. I dried it off, took off the back cover and removed the battery and sim. I shook it to where I didn't see anymore water coming out. Replace the battery and sim- phone turned on and acted like it was going to work. went to check my phone's address book and the phone froze, the screen messed up. I turned the phone off and let it sit for a while. I tried a little later- the screen would not come on. I tried a third time a few hours later-The phone would turn on the the screen looked fine but would not get pack the loading screen. It has been that way ever since. The initial submersion occurred a little over 24 hours ago. Is my phone a goner or is there still hope? If there's still hope, is there anything I can try or should I just keep letting it sit to dry out? Thanks

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Hi ive had alot of people ask me this question they tend to drop theres when there on hol and cum back crying to me wot u want to do is buy some distilled water take ur batt out and sim and memory card and take ur case off put it in distilled water for 5 mins take it out and dab it dry this sounds stupid but get sum WD-40 and spray inside ur fone this helps to dispell all the water thats trapped inside and leave it under a lamp with a 60watt bulb on it fo9r 3 to 4days sumtimes it could take a week try that

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