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Storm ravaged old film camera- no power

Yes, I still use film & went on camping trip recently,
camera got wet in a storm & I've replaced batteries,
it's dry, but no power. Is there any hope? It's a nikon2008

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Water or any liquid is a camera killer, unless it's a under water camera. don't know of any camera repair shops that will repair liquid damaged camera's Reason---- cannot guarantee them. So it looks like you have a neat paper weight.

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