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Dropped camera in pool

My camera got dropped in the pool today for a split second .. we took it out and dried it off as best as possible, taking the battery and memory card out to let everything air out that we could for a few hours before turning it on ... when i tried turning it on a few hours later though nothing happened, so i tried using othe batteries that were never wet and it flashed on for a second but didnt show anything on the screen... that happened a few more times till finally it just stopped doing anything ... i have no idea if my warranty covers an accident like this but i think not? any ideas? fixable? :(

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  • helpmahcam Jul 10, 2008

    My camera was off and I accidentally dropped it in the pool for about a second. I immediately took the batteries and memory card out and dried everything with a towel. I rested the camera in a warm place, not too cold or hot, for couple of hours. I haven't turned it on yet and it's only been 6 hours, so I'm waiting another day. Will my camera be okay?

  • gelewlk Aug 02, 2008

    Dropped A620 in fresh water for approximately 30 seconds or less. nothing works.

  • whymee123 May 06, 2009

    my camera dropped in the toilet when i was undoing my belt, and i dried it off and stuff.... it now works... except the screen ( which is the only part you can see what you are taking and where you are pointing) it turns up white.... i have no clue what to do.....

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    Carmen Sandiego Feb 21, 2014

    As annoying as it is to drop a camera or a phone into water, it's even worse when your home gets flooded. My basement flooded last week and everything was ruined the couches, carpet, tv, pool table, everything. I'm hoping to be able to get some professional help to come in and help me clean this mess up. http://fix24-7.com/waterdamage.html

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Open camera and place in a bag of rice for a couple of days to absorb moisture.It's worked before on cell phones.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006

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This is exactly what happened to my camera, except my daughter dropped it in our horse's water tub. I took out the batteries and memory card. Then I opened it all up and put in front of a fan on low overnight. And lo and behold it starting working. It still had a little condensation on the monitor, but it all cleared up. The only problem is that it left a small spot on the inside of the zoom lens that show's in my pic's. They are going to charge me around $120.00 dollars to send it to Olympus to repair. I only paid around $2oo for the camera. I need to know how to take the zoom lens off and clean inside. Anybody know how to do this?

Posted on Dec 14, 2006

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Electricity +water+electronics DONT mix. Everything shorts out and electronics is destroyed. That applies to all electronic/electrical systems Solution - The battery must be disconnected IMMEDIATELY. And dont forget to take out the little second battery that drives the clock chip !!! Even if the camera was off it doesnt help much cause the water still shorts everything out. Also its an electronic switch (not a physical break in the battery wires) and as soon as water got near it the camera might try and turn itself on. However water wont damage electronics by itself-it needs the electricity -(only water sensative items like the paper in speaker cones etc might be affected) and I cant think of any thing like that in a camera. (i dont know why the lens wouldnt like water as the previous answer said -anyone know why??) For instance if there were no batteries in the camera when you dropped it in then as long as all the water disappeared before putting batteries back in then I can see no reason why the camera should be damaged. I assume the water was clean pool water. Salt water is more of a problem as its more conductive. Even when it dries out then a layer of salt is everywhere. Although I dont think dry salt is conductive but a little bit of humidity could make the electronics a bit 'wet' with salt solution and short things out. Its a difficult decision whether to flush out with clean water.. could make perfectly dry things wet.!! Depends how long the camera was under water and the chances of all the insides getting wet... I guess it wouldnt take long.. If it was dropped in salt water Id actually think id carefully strip the camera case off as much as possible and flush with clean water - preferably distilled or filtered rain water ( theres always salt deposits in tap water) And dry slowly - it probably shouldnt get above 40C (my guess) maybe for 24hours to make sure all the water had evapourated out of all the corners of the camers eg switches etc. If at tthe end the camera doesnt work when dried out and new batteries put in, then its stuffed. -the batteries werent taken out quick enough- and maybe stuffed in a lot of places. Which probably means its not worth trying to repair. By the way Im an electronis engineer but not too sure exactly whats inside Cameras other than chips and batteries. hope that helps paul PS I assume you tried fresh batteries? It sounds like they maybe just flat (thats a bit hopeful I suppose)

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You've learned your first lesson in camera survival. Don't try to teach it to swim. The chances of giving it mouth to mouth to bring it back are slim. The first thing that you should do is strip the camera immediately and flush with fresh water then sit it in front of a heater so it gets gentle warm air circulating through it. Leave the lens alone. Don't get water near it. If it suffered from it's swim in the lens area , goodbye and RIP. Once everything is dry COMPLETELY, put it all back together and trya new set of batteries. If nothing happens it means power was turned on when it went swimming and it's blown it's brains out. Realistically because it's still probably wet inside it's a complete write off and I'm afraid it's not covered by warranty. It should however be covered by household insurance. BMW

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I suggest u try a new battery. my cousins got me a 400 dollar camera last week for my bar mitzvah. i dropped it in water at my friends house the day after i got it. i tried everything to get it to work. i eventually told myself it was dead and i was planning to buy another one (without my parents knowing). i then started to experiment with other choices. my sister has the same camera as mine, so i swapped the batteries and to my surprise my camera worked again. im not sur if i got lucky but i think u should maybe consider trying a new battery

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I did the same thing but it didnt go in the pool...instead i threw my wet bathing suit on it. [BIG MISTAKE]. But thanks to the one year warranty, I got my camera sent off to be fixed. It takes 6-8 weeks. [DEPENDING ON WHERE IT IS SHIPPED]. But yeah so check out your warranty [if you have one] and hey maybe you will get some luck!

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Take It Apart With A Screw Driver And Dry It With A Hair Dyer! I Went Swimming With My Cell Phone And That Worked For It!

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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    The original question was for a camera, not a cell phone...

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Lol waited for 6 months to get a solution.

Posted on Apr 21, 2007

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