my went throough the washer machince and i did not use rice at all. my brother is using it right now.........but the screen is a little hard to see. you should plug it back into the computer after yu take it out of the rice.
write back if yu need more help. i have gone through the same thing yu have
P.S. yu cant return it
Thank you so much for the help... I placed it under a lamp for a few hours and dry rice for a few days... yesterday I plugged it in and it works great!!! The only thing is that I have to reset time and date and a few other things that are really not so important... which is awesome!!! I got my baby back!