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Not so waterproof?

Hi,
The stylus 1030 sw is supposed to be waterproof but since the last time we used it underwater it kinda died... we saw the purple lines on the lcd underwater and immediately aborted our snorkel trip ;(
We have been using it underwater for 2 months (A friend of mine had the same problem, that's why I first didn't want to use it underwater, but then hey, why buy a waterproof camera.).
Everything was a 100% close (battery and usb connection) so I don't get it.
Now the camera will still go on and off, also you can make pictures but you can't see anything on the lcd. It won't show on the computer if I connect it... It also makes the sounds when you push the buttons.  Is there still hope for this camera? Should I send it for repair?  (I live in the caribbean so it's expensive to send stuff)  I had it just for 4 months.
Thanx anyway,
Zonja

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Since the camera is billed as waterproof I would send it to an Olympus service center for an evaluation to see if it going to be covered under warranty for repair if I were you. The repair techs will evaluate the camera and let you know if it is indeed repairable.

http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $107.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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