Fix water-submerged electronic remote!!??!! I have an expensive (around $300) universal remote control that got water (I think? can't remember...some kind of beverage!) splashed on it about 2 years ago. When this happened, I immediately pulled the batteries and let it dry out for about a month. The next time I tried to turn it on, I put the batteries on and the thing beeped then just quit. Alas, I bought another one, but kept the old one hoping to get it fixed somehow/someday. About a year ago (1 year after the incident), I tried booting it up again. Same problem. Today, I decided to bust the thing open (it's built like an apple device, lots of hidden clips and stuff, practically no screws) and visually inspected it. After about 20-30 minutes of visual inspection I noticed a hard, clear coating at the base of all 4 capacitors. I tried picking at it, and with some effort it chipped off like plaque or something. The hard chips turned from clear to white as I was chipping. I was careful not to pull up or scratch any of the PCB conducting elements. I threw the thing back together, and it WOfRKS!!! What in the world was that stuf, and why is it fixed after I picked it away?!?!