Brief background: I'm a writer for a cell phone repair site. I'm not a tech, so some of this stuff confuses me, haha. So what EXACTLY does water damage do to a phone? I've heard that it doesn't fry a phone because electricity still conducts in water. Is my thinking off? I've also read through some water damage posts and everyone talks about the rice thing, but from my understanding, that's only good for the short-term but does nothing for long-term effects like corrosion. So what does cause all of the instant problems that occur when electronics and water combine? Does the electricity just have too many places to go so the phone is permanently confused now?