Original post by: Josh W ,
I'm guessing that you didn't clean out the internals before powering the device on? The simple answer to your question is that there probably isn't any way to save the device or recover any data at this point. If you would like to give it a shot, iFixit did a great video on water damage and it shows exactly what happens when you get your phone wet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsDpALKQjUQ Chances are having the device powered on (please tell me no one plugged it in too?), fried the internals.