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My skycaddie was immersed in water. Battery shorted. will not recharge. unit dried. Do I just need a new battery?

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If the device got wet while the power was on` it most likely shorted out components in the device and you will need a new one. if its worth your time and money you can try purchasing a new battery, but chances are the device still has water inside and is shorting it still. dis assembly and inspection of inside cavity is the only way to guarantee that it really is DRY completely, but is illogical to try to take these devices apart ~ electronics dropped in water have to pretty much be called defective after immersed.
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