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The first Android smartphone from Google, the Pixel XL (Model Number: G-2PW2100) was launched October 20, 2016. It has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 3450 mAh battery, and 32 or 128 GB storage options.

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How do I open it so I can dry it out

I dropped my phone in water and i need to open it in order to dry it out. How can I do this without potentially damaging it further

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Afternoon,

If you do not have the proper tools for it, I strongly encourage you take it to a repair service that can assist. There are potential hazards if mishandling, which could lead to the unit being obsolete.

Link below for Teardown so you can get to where you want to be.

Google Pixel XL Teardown

For cleaning guides see IFixit's guide

Electronics Water Damage

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Drying out your phone is the worst thing you can do to it. DO NOT put it in rice and DO NOT try to dry it out. The best think you can do is put it in 91% Isoproyl alcohol. It will destroy your screen but it will save your data. If you wait until the water drys you have waited too long as corrosion will probably have already taken place. If the water has dried the best thing you can do is find a repair shop that specializes in board repair as they can desolder the shields and run it through a good ultrasonic cleaner and replace components on the board as necessary.

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