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Powershot sd750 in water


today i was replacing a battery in my canon powershot sd750 when it accidentaly fell into my dog's water dish. It was only partially filled and i managed to pull it out within 10 seconds. I removed the battery and dried the outside and as much of the inside that I possibly could. Then, i turned it on and the lcd was simply not bright enough to see. It would flash on and off with brightness levels. I let it dry some more and now the lcd wont show up at all. is there anything that I can do to fix it, or is it ready for the garbage? Please help me to figure out what the problem is, because I love this camera!!

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Re: powershot sd750 in water

You still have time to clean the unit!!! waiting for even a week will result in internal corrosions, you have to seek professional help to fix it as soon as possible. 

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