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A wet gamecube problem

My gamecube was wet this morning (i don't know how) but i tried drying it completely but when ever i turn it on that cube won't pop up on the screen or nothing what do i do?

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Try opening it up and then let it dry out then give it a good cleaning. then try it . also make sure that all of the AV cables(the colorful cords that plug into the TV ) are put in the right way.

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