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Camera dropped in water

My camera submerged into a puddle of water that was about a foot deep.I dried it but it still has water droplets on the screen.What do i do?

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You will need to contact Olympus Customer Service to discuss repair options and pricing. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3

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