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No power Recently dropped camcorder in water - totally!:( now, of course, it does not power on. I let it dry out totally before I tried to use it - no luck.  Tried it with and without batttery pack - no luck either~ Is it a ruined?  Worth gettting fixed?  Is there a way to get all my tapes on PC now somehow? Thanks for any asssistance

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You can have your tapes recorded on to CD, but you have to send them out to someone? If you are intrested just google "Hi 8 film" and look for the hits with transfer capabilty on them. Hope this helps! I am about 99 percent sure that your camera is toasted!

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Re: No power

I'll diagnose it for $40 to let you know if it is worth it or not. send with $40 diagnosing fee, cash or check to : Neighborhood Camcorder Service 8917 woodman way , Sacramento ca. 95826.

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Ii the handycam was submerged without the battery on it the electronics may still be fine. you need to take it to the repairman who will open up all the circuit boards and dry them.
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You may be able to recover the camera to previous functionality if you disassemble the camera and clean the PCB's (printed circuit boards) of dew/water staining.
Spray the lens with WD-40 to stop it seizing and put the rest of the components in dry warm place for a couple of days so they can dry out.
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Dry it up with your hair dryer without heat. After you are sure the device has dried up then charge the battery with the device off. When the battery charges, power n the device. The problem could be that some traces of water are still there inside the device.

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