About an hour or so ago, I accidentally dropped my phone into the toilet. (Thankfully it wasn't being used, the seat just happened to be up!) And I've tried to do some quick things to save my phone, since obviously I was pretty panicked.
So far I've done the following:
Removed the battery
physically soaked up any water left over on the phone with a towel
used a hairdryer on low heat/cold air to try and evaporate any water (looking up online, this was a bad idea.)
Place the phone with the cover off, battery removed, in a bag filled with rice
I pulled it out maybe 5 minutes ago and all functions appear to be normal except that the back and menu e-buttons (I think those are what they're called), on each side of the home button are non-responsive. I know it was a bad idea to power the phone back on before a reasonable amount of time for drying had past, but I thought I'd check since no water got near the SIM card, SD card, or the battery connections. Initially, before I wiped the phone off, the physical power button would not work, and the speaker was warped, as if there was water in there. After I ran through the process with the rice, everything sans the e-buttons works fine.
My questions for you all are:
1) What can I do to regain the functionality on my e-buttons besides hoping it'll be solved by the rice?
2) If there is an issue, who can I contact to have my phone repaired or diagnosed/what parts can I purchase to fix this issue?
3) What, in your opinion, should my next step be?