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Dropped Ixus 50 in water...!

I recently dropped my 2 yr old Ixus 50 in water.  Now it seems to be working as normal, except for two crucial aspects...the display screen shows no image (although it shows computer text such as flash status, image number), and although it takes pictures, the pictures are black - just like the screen.
What I want to know is, is this fixable, or is it time for a new camera?   I dropped my ixus 65 in a cup of thick chocolate drink last night, but it wasn't hot anymore good thing. I removed the batteries and card, put it sparingly under running water, for just a like 3 seconds twice, drying it out with a towel in between to get the chocolate out of the nook and crannies, even tried sucking excess water and chocolate out using my mouth. We have a cold wet climate now, so drying the camera overnight was impossible. Whenever I pt the batteries on, the image on the lcd flickers a bit then the whole camera shuts off. Then I remove the batteries and put it back again, same thing happens. I guess I have to wait a couple more days to see what else happens. But do you think drying it out is enough or should I take it to Canon and have it cleaned?

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    Kat Pinto Jan 10, 2009

    so far so good, the camera (ixus65) works fine regarding taking pictures except for the lcd that has this white  transparent blotch on 60 percent of the screen. i don't wanna soak it in distilled water anymore. it is either the water or the oil of the chocolate that caused the blotch. but i noticed that it has gotten smaller a bit. will this really go away?





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It may recover afeter drying. However, tap water is full of stuff thats not going to play nice. You are better off gettting a gallon of Distilled water. this is electrically non-conductive and leaves no residue when dried. take out the batts and flash memory and soak the thing for a few seconds. hopefully the tap water and drink have not fully dried and you may get some use back out of it. You need warm heat to dry it out, Place it near a heating vent, heater or other heat source. you can get it as hot as you stand to touch (they are good to about 120 degrees). and a fan for circulation may also help. keep drying for at least a day, even a sunlit spot indoors can help

If water entered the lens group or got on the sensor, you are not likely to be able to repair this camera. repair costs will likely exceed its replacement cost.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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