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Canon G7 Drains Batteries

About two months ago my G7 fell into the water (clean, fresh water). After allowing it to dry out for about a week, it functions as it should except for ONE problem... it drains batteries, constantly. If I put a fully charged battery in it, the battery will be drained within a day even though the camera is turned off. I have multiple batteries and it has shown the same problem with all of them, so I know it isn't an issue of one faulty battery. Any idea what could be causing this? What should I do?
Unfortunately I bought my camera on eBay, and as such it is not covered under Canon's warranty, so if I want to have it repaired it's going to cost $150. I'm hoping there is something I can do to repair it myself.

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Usually the 3v battery holds the date and time in your camera. A lot of time with digital cameras you have to remove the batteries when there not in use for a long period of time to prevent the draining from happening.

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Most likely your batteries are just not holding a charge. However, before you spend good money on new batteries, try charging them on another charger (friend or sympathetic photo shop?). Could be the charger also. Usually it's the batteries, though.

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