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Phone LCD is very dull after water damage, rest of phone works

I dropped my phone in the water and I dried it out for a few hours, the display worked and not the keypad, then I let it dry for another day or two, but this time, the display was very dark (almost black) but the phone worked fine! Sometimes the screen flickers but mostly it is very dark or black, is there any way I can get this samsung back into working order? any help would be great thanks.

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Re: Phone LCD is very dull after water damage, rest of...

Go get a torx screw driver and open it up stop turning it on that will only hurt it ... once you open it up dry under a lamp for a day and it will probably work

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