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My Samsung J1 took a dive into the toilet. After giving phone and battery a rice bath then reconstructing it again, it doesn't turn on. Is there anything else I can do or just go buy a new one?

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Water and electronics don't mix
go get a new one and spend the extra and get a water proof one next time

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