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Camera Left in Rain

I left the camera in the rain. It will not open, even after changing the battery. Will it work with a new battery or is it junk?

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First remove the battery immediately ..... second it depends to what extent the water has damaged the camera ..... take it to the repairman to check .... u r in for a huge estimate

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Nikon d3000 sat in rain....put in bag of rice to dry message on screen reads"this battery cannot be used. Please use battery designated for this camers."

Could be the error has nothing to do with the rain at all. The camera is perhaps 4 years of age? some batteries last for 10 years. But some can't survive 2 or 3 years. All depends on how they were used or abused. When normal charged and discharged in a regular cycle, the battery can survive 1000 cycles. When left alone for very long periods it damages the battery. See if you know someone with a Nikon camera that uses the same battery and try his battery in your cam and put your battery (if he or she allows this) in the the other camera. If another battery works correct, no need to test your battery in another camera.
You also could look in the battery compartment is the connection points are corroded by the water. ls check the contacts on the battery. Eventually clean it with contact fluid. don't scratch the contacts, because the will corrode very quick after that.

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It is more than likely dead, as there is a 300 volt charge on the flash capacitor and the water acts as a conductor and burns out parts of other circuits. You can try taking out the battery and putting in a ziplock bag with dry rice and see if will work, as it does with some cell phones, but remember that cell phones don't have a built in high voltage flash circuit

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First thing to do whenever you suspect water damage is to take the batteries out, open as many doors and caps as possible, and let the device dry out for 2-3 times as long as you suspect it should take. Sometimes in humid environments you can put the device in a container and dump in some clean dry rice. Cover it and let the dry rice pull some of the moisture out. Don't let rice get in the camera :) As a last resort, you can disassemble the camera as far as you feel comfortable, then dump some denatured alcohol in and around the screen to help flush out the water and possibly clean any residue left on contacts by the drying water. After this, again let the camera dry out completely before even reassembling. If it still doesn't work, it may be time to get a new camera. Good luck!

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I left my Sony DSLR our in then .. it didnt rain for a long time. When I finally remembered and went to pick it up it was completely dry .. we didnt turn it on and we took the battery out immediately .....


You may keep it turned off until all the external parts and the battery compartments get dry. Furthermore, since the Camera has got wet in rain so there is possibility that rain water may have imbibed inside the Camera thus causing mechanical failure.

So, if the Camera doesn't turn ON even after drying it completely and charging the Battery fully. In that case, service will be required.

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There are a couple things that may be going on here:

1) Take it back to the carrier and see if they will replace it. Just tell them that the camera doesnt work. You dont need to volunteer that it was wet. They will be able to tell if they want to. If it was wet, your warranty is voided and they dont have to replace it.

2) rain has parts of dust and dirt in it. Drying the phone in the sun would have left that dirt behind and it could be on the connectors where the phone's main board meets the camera. The only fix for this would be to take the phone apart and try to clean the phone with rubbing alcohol QTip.

3) The battery, when it got wet sent a surge and short circuited the camera.

4) This is definitely a hardware issue and not a software issue. Here is a solution from another expert on this site:,

If you are not comfortable taking the phone apart, then dont.

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My God, you should have gotten a blow dryer immediately and dried the circuits. Not a hot heat, but a steady heat clean clear through. it has worked every time I dropped the phone in the toilet or the dishwater.

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