Is there a way to recover data from a water damaged Android phone?

Episode 932 (2:35:09)

Phil from Longview, TX

Phil's wife dropped her HTC Android phone into the water. They recovered the phone, but there are images on it that they'd like to get back.

Leo says whenever a phone gets wet, he should pop the battery out immediately and let it dry out for a few weeks. If she turned it on, chances are it fried out the board. Leo doesn't know what exactly got fried, though. It could just be the screen. Leo advises taking it to a third party, like an independent cell phone guy, who can take the phone apart and replace each part one by one until you can get the data off. If the logic board is fried, it's over, and he won't be able to get that data back.