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Perrier (Mineral Water) + DMC-FX30 = No Work.

Hi all, I read all there is to read about water damage to cameras, but still didn?t find anything that helps me out. I got a Panasonic DMC-FX30 Black digital camera. While I was on my vacation (with my sister), my camera got wet. My sister put Perrier (mineral water) in her back. The bottle was close or so we thought, and when it came time to take a picture, is when we seen that her bag was wet. I reached for the camera. When I pulled it out, the switch was in ON possession and it did not turn on. We immediately went to the hotel, where I took the battery out and my SD card. The battery was dried and recharged, and my SD Card was working fine. I set the camera on a fan and it was getting dried. Next day I tried the camera but through a USB cable, not the battery and nothing happened. My questions are as follows. Will Panasonic fix my camera? Should I just go and buy a new one? (Bought it at $300, now valued at $225) Can I fix this myself? If yes then where can I get the service manual or how to do it? Someone help. I like this camera; a new model came out, DMC-FX33, this month. Do not want to see this baby go.

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RE: Can I fix this myself? If yes then where can I get the service manual or how to do it? That doesn't sound too good that you're camera was switched on when it was wet. If you are very technically skilled and know what you're doing then you probably could fix it. For a free Panasonic digital camera service manual go here:

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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Unfortunately you said the camera was on when you pulled it out of the bag...sometimes when an electronic gets wet, get it dry as quick as possible not turn on the unit...leave it drying for a dry..if you have a compressor blow out with air to accelerate the drying time and remove the liquid..

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Wet and camera do not mix - wet onto the circuit board will cause a short and blow stuff. There is nothing to repair- cameras like other small electronics are machine made in a single piece. You can ask Panasonic via the support site - but I fear it is new camera time.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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