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Screen does not work, stays black

The screen of my V800 does not work at all, although otherwise the camera seems to operate normally: takes pictures, flashes, zooms etc. What happened is that I dropped the camera into sea, but the case must have kept most of the water from penetrating. Perhaps the worst mistake was to try to turn the camera on right after this, some shortcut my have occurred. It does not look having been wet inside though. I also tried to clean the connectors, but the screen still won't work. Could it be that the screen has failed (and perhaps can be replaced?) or is some electronics likely to burn in under these circumstances?

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Water and LCD screens don't mix. I'd say the screen itself is shot, and will need to be replaced. However, I cannot find anyone selling these parts. Your best bet may be to watch for a broken one on eBay - so long as it's not the LCD that's broken, and buy it for parts.

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