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Dropped phone in water

Fell in the lake tonight, phone submerged for ~ 20 seconds. Took apart, dried w/ hair dryer, turns on but have no network and it says 'Insert SIM'. I have, several times.

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SIM is probably bad or a little wet. but wait and let everything dry out and see if it works. Mine was soaked and the next morning worked fine. at least you probably won't have to buy a new phone.

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