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Dropped my phone is salt water, need cost effective ideas

Hi, I dropped my galaxy s 3 in salt water, I did wash it out with fresh water after letting air out the next day , after i had in rice for a week, its been 2 weeks and now it starts up the led lights work the sounds work it vibrates but the screen wont turn on. I am really hoping i wont have to replace the digitizer or whatever its called because its costly so i am hoping you have any ideas on some way i can clean it or fix it before replacing it becomes a option. I have taken a look at the mother board and it isnt very corroded so any suggestions.

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Brianna, "and it isnt very corroded" still means it is corroded. Please remember that rice is a great first aid, but it does not stop corrosion nor does it fix any burned out SMD components. The least I suggest is that you disassemble your phone and clean every part with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol. Use a small brush to do so and do nor forget to clean under all the EMI shields etc. Once cleaned (you may have to do it a couple of times) reassemble your phone, replace the battery and re-evaluate. It is possible that the backlight circuitry has shorted out. In that case, you would have to get a new display. Hope this helps, good luck.

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