Question about Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
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!=(
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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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Check all your connections under the hood, and check to see where the water is penetrating, check especially the battery connects. Usually the cause of a no start in rain/high humidity conditions is that the spark voltage is arcing to the engine metal rather that to the spark plug because of worn out spark plug wire insulation. You may be able to observe this when the engine is running at night in a dark location when it is wet outside by opening the hood and observing for arcs jumping out from the spark plug wires. The distributor cap could also be cracked which can also short the voltage to ground. It is suggested to replace the spark plug wires and look carefully at the distributor cap for any signs of a crack.
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