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Water on phone

The sim card still works fine in another phone.
I spilt soda in the phone. I let it dry out for a week but now it comes on says the greeting and shuts off. The battery charges fine but none of the buttons work anymore. Does the slate have a reset button or should i just throw it away?

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U have to thro it away :(

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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