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Someone spilled water on my cellphone (a prepaid T-mobile phone) at night, and in the morning, I picked it up and the display was blank- just lit with the backlight but no display. The phone would switch on and off by holding down the power button (the vibrate would go off indicating on/off). The person said to let it dry and it should be OK.

I was skeptical, since it was an electronic item that had soaked in (a little) water overnight with the power on, but I took out the battery, the SIM card, shook the water out and left it on the table. After an hour or two I came back, replaced the battery and found that the display was back. Pleasantly surprised I put the SIM card in and found that everything was intact, except that a few of the buttons were not working.

Emboldened by this, I turned on the heater and placed the cellphone without battery or SIM card on the radiator and left it for about 4 hours. After this, all cellphone functions had returned.

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  1. works with cameras too. I was photographing in the rain on a coastal path and got soaked.

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