Dropped my Nexus 5 in water

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Hello, so I dropped my Nexus 5 in water, completely submerged for about a second or so. The back had popped off at one corner where it fell and water had gotten all the way inside. When I picked it up to see if it could turn on, I could see the damage spreading behind the screen. Since then I've turned it off, towel dried it, blow dried it, and submerged it in rice. I removed the sim card and the water damage sticker there was red.
Is there anything I can do in terms of getting replacement parts or a cheaper replacement phone?
 Or do I just need to buy a new phone
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Posted 2 years ago

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With water damage unless you know the damage is limited to specific components, you're better off getting a new phone. Without an extended warranty of some sort you will not be able to get a cheaper replacement phone unfortunately. You'd have to get a new phone if it won't work. You can use the tab if you want of course.
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Ah okay, thanks. 
If I haven't fully paid off this phone, do I still need to finish that payment as well as paying for the new phone?
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Sadly, yes :(
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But you can pay it whenever you want!
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My unsolicited advice comes too late.... But if you drop your gear into the water, DON'T ATTEMPT TO TURN IT ON.

Pull off the back, remove the battery, SIM, memory card if you can. Use a microfibre cloth or viva towel wetted with 70% or better rubbing alcohol to dry it off.

Let it dry a few hours. Repeat as necessary. Bag the whole shebang in a plastic bag with instant rice. Wait at least 24 hours before yielding to the temptation to turn it on to see if it's OK.

If it's dropped into something oily, you can GENTLY do a pass with nail polish remover instead of the rubbing alcohol.