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Good morning; My grandson has a Nintendo DS and he dropped it in a puddle of water. It does not work; it wont turn on. Can you help. We tried charging it and drying it with a hair dryer. My email address is Thank you

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I'm having the same problem, too. My sister dropped it in the bathtub, and then turned on the power without letting it dry. The DS still turns on and hold charges, but the screens are messed up with flickers and blurs.
As I know, if you drop it in the water, do not turn on the power or it will be fried. Just let it dry, and then power up again to see if it still works. If you already turned on the power while there was still water in it, it's toasted.

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