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Mineral water leak in my bag, and olympus compact camera also in the bag, since then the camera doesn't switch on. change a new battery, it still didn't work. not sure need a new camera or get this one repaired, thanks

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Contact Olympus via website and get an estimate for repair. I recently replaced my canon because repairs were too costly as it was only a 4MP camera. I was able to upgrade with a camera from ebay for about the same price as repairing my old camera.

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