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Hi @awesomepants
 
As you know any liquid (except distilled water) and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.
 
''The impurities in the liquid causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components. The corrosion process starts immediately and continues until it has been cleaned properly''
 
''First '''do not turn on your phone''' and then you need to '''remove the battery as soon as possible''' from the phone'' to minimize further damage.''
 
Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and clean ''all the affected parts'' using '''Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+''' (available at most pharmacies),to remove all traces of corrosion and liquids. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% or less, can contain scents and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the amount of IPA
 
Here is a link that in general, describes the process.
 
[[Electronics Water Damage]]
 
As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.
 
Hopefully after you have done all this the phone ''might'' possibly work correctly again.
 
Here is a link to the ifixit [[Topic:LG V20]] guiderepair guides which may be of some help.
Here is a link to the ifixit [[Topic:LG V20]] guiderepair guides which may be of some help.
 
If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional mobile phone repair service experienced in water damage repair and ask for a quote for a repair.
 
If you decide to do this, ''do it sooner than later''.

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Original post by: jayeff ,

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Hi @awesomepants

As you know any liquid (except distilled water) and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

''The impurities in the liquid causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components. The corrosion process starts immediately and continues until it has been cleaned properly''

''First '''do not turn on your phone'''  and then you need to '''remove the battery as soon as possible''' from the phone'' to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and  clean ''all the affected parts'' using '''Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+'''  (available at most pharmacies),to remove all traces of corrosion and liquids. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% or less, can contain scents and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the  amount of IPA

Here is a link that in general, describes the process.

[[Electronics Water Damage]]

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Hopefully after you have done all this the phone ''might'' possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to the ifixit [[Topic:LG V20]] guide which may be of some help.

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional mobile phone repair service experienced in water damage repair and ask for a quote for a repair.

If you decide to do this, ''do it sooner than later''.

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