My toddler dropped my camcorder into the sink full of water, I snagged it up immediately, and tried to dry it out. The battery charge indicator light will come on, but thats it. Is it possible it will dry out and magically start working again, like my cell phone has numerous times??? Or would it be worth or even possible to repair it?
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If it was dropped in water ,it must've fried the power chip.This Can Not Be fixed with a hair dryer...if you take it down to a computer repair shop they coul replace the chip for a price of around $400 (depend whether other parts or circuits have been harmed) I've done this before on my t100 and I spent at least $500 for the chip and the LCD screen.
If your device gets covered in water, act fast and rationally, and you may be able to save your device. 1. DO NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON 2. Pull out the battery. 3. Please your device and battery into a bowl of uncooked rice to absorb any moisture. 4. Please it in a warm, dry place where it can receive direct sunlight. 5. Be patient. It is recommended that you leave it in there for at least 48 hours. 6. After 48 hours, put the battery back in and power on.
Hi, You may be able to recover the camera to previous functionality if you disassemble the camera and clean the PCB's (printed circuit boards) of dew/water staining. Spray the lens with WD-40 to stop it seizing and put the rest of the components in dry warm place for a couple of days so they can dry out. Reassemble the camera and try to power it up.
This isn't a solution specific to your problem, but maybe similar enough to help. I've dropped both my cell phone and iPod in the water. My friend told me to fill a bowl with uncooked rice and submerge the cell phone in the rice to draw out the water - took about 2 days and all was working fine - same with the iPod, but it took longer (about a week.) You might want to gently clean the battery connections with a Q-tip if you're seeing residue. Good luck!
if you're confident in your ability to strip down such a delicate piece of kit:
get a bottle of pure acetone (molar, not nail polish remover - this contains lanolin which will destroy the electronics) and use it to displace the water and mineral deposits contained therein from the boards, then after ensuring the entire surface of every component is bone dry, reassemble.
If you're not so confident, find someone who's mad enough to try.
I'll diagnose it for $40 to let you know if it is worth it or not. send with $40 diagnosing fee, cash or check to : Neighborhood Camcorder Service 8917 woodman way , Sacramento ca. 95826.
A substantial percentage of my Memorex 3.5 "CDs won't finalize, and when I subsequently try to review the photos on the camera, it tells me there are no files on it. Nothing will download to the computer via the USB either. There is a software program that always saves me when I get careless and fill the disk to full. It''s called CD Roller. It''s called CD Roller. good luck please mark the post with a fixya