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@xtwiand for now you want to stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse.This may further damage your phone.

The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using [[Topic:iPhone 7|these guides]] . You must remove all EMI shields. If you do not remove those, you might as well not do anything. After you removed those,  clean the whole board, connectors and all with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Follow [guide|5825|this guide] , and even so it was written for an Apple iPhone 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. While you clean your board, check for any obvious damage, like burned or missing components etc. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will cause trouble later on. Best thing to do would be to clean it with an ultrasonic cleaner, but if you do not have access to one, this will at least help.  Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate. When it is properly cleaned,  replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Until it is cleaned, everything will only be a guess. Even with all this, water damage has only a small chance to be fully repaired, but at least you can give it a try.

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