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GPS touch screen sprayed with Windex; doesn't work.

My husband sprayed the GPS screen with Windex. It comes on, but takes a long time, and the touch screen doesn't respond. We put it in the freezer, but is there a better way to fix it? Can it be fixed?

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After reading sharcnet's reply yesterday that putting the unit in the freezer was absolutely the wrong solution, I was very panicked! However, once the unit thawed out it worked fine. We tried the freezer because we've used that tip before to "freeze-dry" cell phones that got wet. Luckily the LCD was not damaged & everything is working fine now. And my husband knows not to spray Windex on any electronic screen!

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