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Cobra 38wxst was droped in water

i dropped my radio into water.i want to take it apart to clean a dry it out.i removed four screws that i see but it will not come apart.

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The inner screws also need to be removed after you get the back panel off. Also, the antenna is connected with a nut to the case, and the antenna has a wire soldered to the board. They are kid of a trick to get into, but not impossible. Good Luck.
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problem can be solved.When a phone drops into water the water stays inside the phone.When the water dries insid the board of the phone, it might bridge two IC together and cause demage or makes the phone to act in a strange way.

In order to remove the water from the phone the phone needs to be serviced for it to work properly.

Get a screw driver that can loosen the screws on the phone, unscrew and remove the board of the phone, get a methylated spirit and a brush to clean the board in other to remove the water inside the phone.

After brushing the board, leave it to dry for 10 minutes and fix it back into the phone and the phone will be back to live.

NOTE: if you can lose the phone , i would advice you take it to a mobile engineer to fix it for you in other to cause further damage to the phone.

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