My camera was in the same bag as a bottle of water. Unfortunately, the bottle wasn't closed tight enough and the camera got soaked. We took out the batteries and memory card when we realized what happended and left the camera that way for a couple days to dry out. That was a few months ago. Since then the camera works but drains the batteries in a day. We have tried this several times and each time the new batteries drain. I tried cleaning the battery contacts with rubbing alchol, but the batteries still drain. I took the camera to one repair shop and they said they would need to send it out for repair... minimum of $100. They did not know what was wrong with it. I'm wondering whether to take it someplace else or if I need to just replace it. Thank you.
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The best way to try to recover items that have had water damage is to place them in a container with the gel packs you find in new shoes. If none of those are available to you try putting the camera in a ziplock bag with rice. This will absorb any moisture left in the camera. Take out the battery and memory card before trying either of the prior options.
After you have let the camera sit with the gel or rice overnight or for several hours, remove the camera from the bag and blow off any dust from the rice. Make sure that the inside of the camera is clean and dry (where the battery goes) Then put the battery and memory card back in. Make sure that the battery is fully charged and try turning it on.
If that doesn't work try going to a specialty camera store such as B&W. They can help you further and instruct you on how to procede.
It is advised not to get any digital electronic wet as most are not water proof and will be damaged by any exposure to water.
the battery is rarely the primary problem when water is involved. unfortunately, when the water contacts the electronics and theyre on it fries everything and is generally irreparable. for future reference if you remove the battery when you get something wet, and let it dry overnight it is far more likely to work.
You can also stick it in a bag of rice to absorb the moisture.
unfortunately your camera is probably not going to make it if its not already turning on. :(
take out batteries and place camera on the top of hot water system,and leave ther overnight,facing screen up to your ceiling,sitting on flat part of hot water system ,make sure all access soda is wiped off,this will take mositure out,try hot water system first before thinking the worst,this is a way to see if there is damage internal of device.
Turning it on before it completely dries out usually causes a short circuit. It can take up to a week with your camera buried in a bowl of dry rice to dry out. However, since you turned it on, it may be too late but try it anyway.
Good luck with this, water is NEVER good in a camera. Best advice is to open it up as much as possible, remove cards, open access doors etc and place it in a warm dry place for a few days. Hot water cupboard is best. With luck the water will dry and it might come on. If it had been salt water or Sports drink full of sugars etc then you may as well ring up your insurance.
Wet and camera do not mix - wet onto the circuit board will cause a short and blow stuff.
There is nothing to repair- cameras like other small electronics are machine made in a single piece.
You can ask Panasonic via the support site - but I fear it is new camera time.
Chances are you are not going to succeed.
Water dissolves Coke but Kills cameras.
Dropping them does the lens drive mechanism no good at all.
Well now you are in a rock and a hard place.
1st thing to do is to go and buy the next camera.
Then remove batteries and memory card from the existing camera and wet a tissue and wrap it around the lens barrel and let it stand face down for a couple of hours.
Then find a poly bog. and in it put some salt or uncooked rice wrapped in a cloth[hanky?]
Put hanky and camera in the bag close tight shut for a day.
The idea is to draw out the moisture
But I reckon you will need that new camera.
As for a repair -forget it - these things don't get repaired
basically a bubble blower has a thick concentrated solution of soap. if any amount of this solution happens to enter even the lense assembly and you have given enough time to dry it up , it must be creating a friction in the movement of the lense assy. this will not allow the camera to switch on and will make noise.