HTC one m7 please help!

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So i was sleeping and my HTC one m7 accidentally fell into some water. I tried turning it on, but it started a loop and kept restarting. It got really hot and i didn't want the phone to fry chips or get damaged, so i stuck it into the fridge to cooldown. Now it wont turn on at all, please help!
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Well... if you can't get it to work again... time to get an M8!
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You've done everything possible to make sure that phone stayed dead.

1. Never turn on wet electronics. Allow plenty of time to dry at room temperature in a sealed bag of silica (or rice, if you don't have silica).

2. Never place overheated electronics in the fridge or freezer. Rapid heating/cooling can damage the internals further and can also crack your screen. This is also the reason why our roads crack more during bipolar springs such as the one we had here in Ontario.

3. Your phone is designed to shut itself off if it gets too hot well before any damage occurs.

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. It's time to get a new phone.
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i actually attempted to shut the down, but the loop continued. Actually the phone was already off by the time i put it in the fridge. Currently its in a bowl of rice, so am i completely screwed or any chance i can get it fixed
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I recommend a ziploc bag with rice, and closing the bag. It'll be more effective this way as the rice will only absorb moisture from inside the bag.

If it doesn't work after being in the bag for 12 hours, then I'd just get a new phone. Used M7s can be had on Kijiji for very reasonable prices. Your repair bill may be higher than simply buying another phone. And it's possible that you'd still have issues down the road after repairing it as the repair shop is unlikely to swap out all internals.
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Thanks

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