My Daughter dropped her phone in the sink...

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My daughter recently dropped her Nexus 5 in the sink. She has owned it about a year and its still on a tab.  We have had it in rice for a week, but apart from the battery buzzing and the alarm clock going off the screen is still dead.  I have to get her a new phone & realize I will need to pay off her current tab, but I wondered if there is any value in her old phone if we handed it in?  Just needing to keep expenses to a minimum.
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Unless it's in working condition, it has no value as a trade in.

You might be able to get a few bucks in a private ebay sale as long as you disclose the damage.
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Okay thanks for the info.  This is the first time this has happened to me, my daughter has personal info on the phone so if I sold it on ebay do I just take the sim card out?  Just would not want anyone seeing her info.  Sorry if this is a dumb question.
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It happened to me before with an iPhone 3 GS. Make sure that there is no water in the SIM slot or SD card. Remove as much as possible from the phone, I mean back cover, battery (if possible), SIM and SD. Use a hairdryer with no heat to dry the phone. Leave it for a day and try again.
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Thanks Chad, while there is nothing that would hurt her. I feel her contact info etc should not be out there, so I will do your second suggestion!
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Thanks Tiz, It's already been over a week and the phone is not coming back to life,  we could not remove the battery so I think it is dead
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Plus, if u take a hammer to it. Its mighty fun lol
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A hammer?  Try this!
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@ Deb not sure if you have purchased a new phone yet, just thought I let you know that we do have a promo going on with Samsung at the moment exclusively at our Koodo shops. An additional $200 off with a trade in. Please take look to see if it's viable and affordable alternative option for your daughter.

https://www.koodomobile.com/phones/samsung-galaxy-s7
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