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My underwater housing for my g9 cannon leaked and a speck of saltwater entered the shutter button. what shall i do now

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Allow it to completely dry out and DO NOT turn the camera on. It will dry out and be fine in several days.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • ShmitLorrie Oct 22, 2010

    I'd take it to a camera repair center, they may be some corrosion due to the salt water. The place where you bought your underwater housing may be able to recommend a place.
    http://www.submergecamera.com

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