Originally Posted by Mergatroid
I work servicing electronics. We have had ton of electronics that have gotten wet come in over the years. I have found the most important thing is how fast you get it dry.
If I get an item in the shop that is still wet I will by all means use a blow drier on it. The faster you get the water off the better the chances of no corrosion forming.
I have seen some people say not to blow dry it, and I disagree 100%. I have used that method over a 20 year period at work and it's always worked great. Just about the only thing it hasn't worked on are things that were dropped in a toilet (which is another (disgusting) story). The longer they are wet the better the odds of corrosion.
However, after drying, leaving it with the rice for 24 hours is a perfectly good idea.
How quickly you dry it isn't nearly as important as how quickly you remove power to the device. If you pour water on solid state electronics while they're off and let them dry completely, rinsing off with distilled water depending on the original water source, they can be uneffected.
Now while the blow dryer method may work for you, the chance of introducing static isn't worth the risk so leaving it to dry is a better option. It's not like you're leaving it under water for extended periods of time, we're talking a day or two at the most.