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Fixing Water Damage by Redumping in Water?

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Curious if anybody has tried this.

Have an iPhone 4 coming in, and whatnot..
More of a last resort, she left it in rice one day, then charged it overnight (oh lordy), and now this.

Have read around where people have successfully fixed a water-damaged phone, after being wet by just regular water, after say, a day or two they redumped in DISTILLED water, immediately blew out what they could, and left it in rice for a bit.

Any cons in this other than, well, dumping it in water?
If I do this, I plan to pull the battery, and maybe leave it in the water for say, about a minute or two, then immediately dab what I can, then drop in some rice/gel packs.

Going to open up what I can real quick as soon as I get it and drop in some rice, if it doesn't turn on within two or three days, will probably try the distilled water thing.
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The only reason I could see people using distilled water (extremely pure distilled water) is to remove any mineral deposits that may have been left behind from a previous water-damage-spill. Pure water won't conduct electricity (you need ions like calcium and sodium present), so that could be the secondary logic.

I don't know how much this would actually help though. If the phone is still "dead", then what do you have to lose?
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