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Canon 350D will not power on after being caught in the rain...

Ok, so my 350D was caught in a pretty severe rainstorm about a month ago. I realized it pretty quickly, got to a dry location, dis-assembled most of the camera and let it all dry. After a few hours, I put it back together, and it worked perfectly fine, no noticeable problems whatsoever. I have a 40D as a primary body, so my 350D doesn't get a lot of use. The other day I grabbed it to take with me to a shoot and when I was getting my gear together I decided to test it. It now won't turn on at all. I tried fully charging the battery and removing and replacing the small button-cell battery as well. I have tried it with the card in and out, and just about every other thing I could think of. I am at my wits end. Nothing is working. Do you guys have any thoughts?

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  • Dave W.
    Dave W. Nov 11, 2007

    As for the battery suggestion, I have four. I fully charged each one and tried them all separately to no avail. Thanks for responding though!

  • rufus69 Nov 13, 2007

    I have a canon 350d that will not power on at all after I unplugged it from a pc (the usb cable) without using the "safely remove hardware" feature on xp.

    I've tried all 3 of my batteries with no luck. It was working perfectly before, never had any problems with it.

    Any suggestions? Anything I haven't tried? Is there a reset button, or any other source of power I'm missing?

    Thanks in advance,


  • LPIowa Nov 13, 2007

    I wasn't having any problems with my camera. I recently went on vacation and got my camera out for the first time in a couple weeks. It wouldn't turn on. I took it to a Ritz camera place and both of my batteries worked in a different camera. I don't recall getting any water in it. Any thoughts?

  • des21 Sep 09, 2008

    same problem as Dave caught in thunder storm 350Dnow completely dead is it now a chuck in bin job?



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I work on these for canon illinois and any water that gets inside will cause it to short and not work if its water damage we dont repair those we scrap them you should send it to a qualified canon repair facility. canon virginia repairs slr they are good check them out.

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Try a different battery, the water might of damaged it completly

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