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Saltwater? I dropped my camera in the water at the beach..and I didn't notice I dropped it until maybe 5 minutes after..So i'm not sure how long it was in the water. SOmeone told me, if it was regular water it might be okay, but salt water is very corrosive. I can't turn my camera on..I hope it's not broken because I really can't get another one. Any help?

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Sorry, but no. Your only hope when you get seawater into live electronics is to get the battery out at once and flood the whole thing repeatedly with fresh water within minutes - before a long, slow, drying out process. The problem is not just that stagnant seawater is notoriously corrosive on its own, but that electrolytic corrosion will devour anything that's connected to the positive terminal of the battery in no time at all. At the very least, I think you'll have written off your battery, the battery contacts and your on/off switch. Any data on your memory card might be recoverable though. A. (Not intended as a solution - so recommend you don't attempt to rate this post).

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Whether your camera was dropped into any water (or onto a hard deck for that matter) - even for a split second - the damage has already been done. Esp with the "hard deck" drop.

Unless your digital camera is a totally "100% waterproof down to X number of feet" sports digital camera, or quite possibly a "water-resistant" sports digital camera I'm afraid you got water into the "lens barrel" area of the camera and that usually is just as FATAL as getting water into the camera anywhere else as well. Esp if it's SALTWATER!!

Saltwater will destroy any camera (or anything else electronics for that matter) just as bad as leaky batteries will. Once those micro circuit-boards get that acidic saltwater or batt acid on them it's only a matter of time before TOTAL FAILURE.

Sometimes it's immediate, and other times it takes awhile for that saltwater/acid to do it's damage inside. But it will happen - as I know very well from all my years of repairing electronic equipment no matter what it was - Marine environment stuff as well.

See - those saltwater crystals left behind never go away once the water evaporates. Only way to possibly get that saltwater out initially (out of anything electronic dropped in ocean water btw) - with any luck - is to first remove any and all batteries from the damaged electronic item(s).

Next - squirt ALCOHOL (91% or higher rubbing alcohol, or better yet 99% Isopropyl Alcohol) into the openings where you suspect the saltwater got into the camera (or other items) to begin with, and then hold the camera with the lens barrel facing down while shaking the excess Alcohol out. Just letting the excess ALCOHOL drain out by itself won't do, as you need to get out as much as possible thus carrying the saltwater by-chemicals out with it as well.

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