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I accidentally washed my LG VX5300, please help.

I accidentally washed my LG VX5300 cell phone a day and a half ago. I've dried it out, as far as I can tell without taking it apart (leaving it open and in the sun, taking the battery out, leaving it plugged into the wall and on to keep it warm so that the water evaporates). However, as soon as I unplug it from the wall charger, it runs out of power. It charges in seconds as well. Whenever I try to call someone, it loses connection just as the answerer picks up, even though before I washed it, it connected fine. Please help...

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When electronics get wet, they MUST be taken apart as soon as possible and dried out. It probably has some wet areas inside that may have fried some connections. Water or corrosion by the water have short circuited something inside. There is still hope I hope to either take it apart and inspect and clean the corrosion off of all electronics or take it to an electronics shop and get them to do it.

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