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Original post by: jayeff ,



As you know water and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

''The impurities in the water causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components.''

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

After this you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and  clean ''all the affected parts'' using '''Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+''' (available from most electronic parts stores) to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is <70% IPA, can contain scents and is not as effective. If you do use it, check the label to verify the  amount of IPA

Here is a link that 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 boards.

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

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''.