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Camera fell in water for a brief moment(quick save) Camera will not power on. Is there any hope?

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Remove all batteries. Let it completely dry before trying to restart. If it doesn't, you probably have lost it. I've had about 50% luck when this ever happened to me whenver water comes into contact with cameras, camcorders, laptops, etc. You can also try putting a dessicant like moisture stop in a tight container along with the camera for a few days. Sometimes that will remove all moisture. There are also sprays made that remove moisture. I think Radio Shack sells one. Hope this helps.

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Usually when cameras fall in water, the circults gets wet and mostly causes a short-circuit which causes the components to fail. If the camera fell in water without the battery you could try

1. Drying it completly before putting on the battery to test it.

2. Immerse the camera in alchol complety. It basically substitutes water (removes moisture) and vaporises quickly. Dry it completly and test it with battery.

If the battery was in when you dropped it your chances are less. You could dry it completly and show it to a technician ASAP. Make sure no moisture reaches it.

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