Hi, my camera was exposed to the rain, but not too long, now when i try to turn it on there is a big dark circle on the screen, and the background is white with a mix of purple and green lines... can you help me?
i looked on the internet and the only solutions are if it's submerged in water, i'm pretty sure mine wasn't and no where else is wet, it looks like the inside of the LCD screen is wet.
Is it water? or something else? it doesn't look cracked..
Thank you please reply as soon as possible i need the camera!=(
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Re: Help! please i need help=)
Honestly its hard to say without opening the camera and looking for corrosion.
To do this remove the screws in the outer body and pull the back off. You will either see corrosion on the PCB, maybe on the connector for the LCD cable or you won't.
Make sure the batteries are out when you do this!
If you don't see any then that's not the problem. =)
After reading what you posted again, it sounds like the LCD is cracked/broken and not corroded. Can you see old pictures or menus at all? Probably not, but you can still take pictures I am guessing.
If I saw the camera I could tell you right away if its a broken LCD or not. If it is we can replace it for about $65 including return shipping of the camera or you can buy the LCD and install it yourself for about $46.
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1. The most important of all, DO NOT try to start your camera. 2. Loosen the battery cover, remove the battery and put it somewhere to dry. 3. Wipe the camera immediately with a paper towel or anything that absorbs water well. 4. Use a powerfulvacuumtoabsorbthewater droplets which you can't reach with a towel (suchasthoseinsidethe case). 5. Put the battery and the camera in a bowl of uncooked rice by covering it completely. The rice absorbs the moisture from the air very well so that it will help drying your camera. Keep it there for 24 hours or so.
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There are nighttime settings for most cameras. This can be an auto setting where the camera will automatically detect the light level and set the exposure rate. On a manual setting, you need to consult your manual as to the options of can be set such as: aperture (how big the hole is to let light in) f-stop (speed of the shutter) exposure time (how long to expose the CCD) Flash on or off.
all of these items should be explained in your manual. If you did not get a manual, the please look up these items in a search engine to get an understanding of how to balance your exposures. Flash photography is not the only nighttime way to take picture.
The only reason the camera will be taking dark photos is when it is under exposing the image taken. This can be due to the exposure compensation set to under expose the metered exposure. Make sure the expsosure compensation is set to '0' or increase it to compensate for the dark photos.
Also inaccurately metering a scene (such as a high contrast scene) can easily fool the meter into under exposing, especially outdoors.
It sounds like your flash capacitor isn't fully charged up and your taking a photo and there isn't enough power charged up, so your photos turn out too dark. Take a photo, wait for a minute or til you see the flash icon inside the viewfinder lit up and then try taking another photo.
Sounds like your CCD or mainboard (PCB) is defective, possibly from the exposure to water. The CCD converts the light into a digital signal and the PCB is the 'motherboard' of the camera and does all the work, like a computer motherboard.
When you opened the camera did you see any corrosion? If so you can try and clean it off with rubbing alcohol, this may solve the problem. Check the cables and clean them if they are corroded.
If that doesn't work then you need to try replacing the CCD or the complete lens assembly if you can't get just a CCD... and if that doesn't work then you need to try replacing the main PCB.
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