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Dropped it it water?

This happens quite often, someone accidentally drops their camera, mobile phone or whatever electrical device in water.

Always worth trying, but can't guarantee the outcome, some times it works ok, sometimes it doesn't but, it doesn't make anything worse either.

First and most important thing to do is take the batteries out. Straight away as soon as physically possible.

ie;- out of the water , out come the batteries, out come any memory cards.

With luck you've saved it, now open any cover or slots that you can and pour out any water that will come.

Dry it off and take it home then put it in a warm dry place for a few days some where like an airing cupboard or above (not on) a radiator.

Give it time to dry out thoroughly, if there's any mist on the screens, its not ready, then put the batteries back in and give it a go.....................good luck

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dropped camera in water


try drying it with a hairdryer

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It could already be dead, water and electricity don't mix, but you could try this.

Take out the battery (If anything like this ever happens again, camera, mobile phone, anything electrical, remove batteries immediately).

Put it in a dry warm place, airing cupboard, over a radiator (but not on) for a few days to dry out the circuits, then put the battery in and try again.

If it doesn't show any signs of life then, I'm afraid its had it. But if you've accidental damage cover on your home insurance, you should be able to claim against that for a new one.

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i had a cell phone and i wore it out completely, i dropped it ALL THE TIME, i would accidentally leave it out in the rain, i would accidentally have it go through the washer and dryer, and yes i did have it dropped in water completely also!! it was my first phone but it wasnt that long ago, like a year and a half ago. everyone i asked what to do about would say that RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENS to blow it with a blowdryer and dont try to turn it on, just leave it to dry. and thank god but everytime it would come back on and work everytime. i did have alot of trouble after a while of its damage though, like when i would go to turn it back on after it being in water it would vibrate uncontrollably, it would take over a minute to turn it on and the battery would run out very fast!!!

i hope i gave you some good info. but who knows it could be too late or the blowdryer could possibly not let it work again!! sorry!!

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