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If it got wet with fresh water, take the batteries out, dry what you can with a clean towel, and let it and the batteries dry thoroughly. Put it in a sunlit window for a day or two. Better yet, put it in a bag of uncooked rice.

If it was salt water or something else (juice, coffee, etc) then it's tougher. Again, remove the batteries, dry what you can, clean what you can with fresh water, then dry everything and cross your fingers.

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