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Camera not turning on.

I viewed pics at night on camera after my daughter took it out at night. I noticed dampness under the battery cover.
Battery is fully charged. I removed the back cover to find slight dampness. I baked it in the oven at 40 deg for 2 hours to dry it out (Works well for a cell phone). Still not luck.

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Re: Camera not turning on.

If it was working until you opened it.
It may be worth opening it again to check you didn't dislodge the ribbon cable for the mode switch.
if you could only half open it or had problems getting the diopter control back in (eyepiece focus) there is a screw under the stick on fascia that surrounds the eyepiece lens (not the rubber bit) use a scaple to peel it back...

best of luck

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