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Ricoh GR1v, 28mm

I owned this camera for about five years. The digital display on the top of the body is fogged and I lost the lens cap but it worked fine. The other day I went to use it and it was dead! I purchased a new battery and still nothing happened. Can it be repaired? if so where? Can it be factory reconditioned? Its a great camera and I don't want to loose it.

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  • Floydman Nov 28, 2007

    Thank you for your comments and advice. I will try to open it it up and let it dry out.
    In the event this procedure does not work, is it worth sending it back to the factory for reconditioning?




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Moisture and electronics dont mix. You can take it apart very carefully and air dry it for 24 hours. Sometimes corrosion eats at the solder points or causes a short between two points. If you like taking things apart, you can check and clean the board and battery compartment with alcohol and a q-tip. The biggest issue is not to try to use it until all moisture is gone from it. If you are not confident taking it apart, a service tech will do it. But just basically removing the screws and opening it can be done at home too very easily. Leave the battery out while it dries too. If the circuit board is very corroded, then there is not much that you can do except to have a professional clean it for you. Good Luck

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

  • Lyle Siemens
    Lyle Siemens Nov 28, 2007

    I am unaware that they would buy products but might give you a deal with an exchange for a newer one, since it would be hard to find one that is 5 years old. Good Luck



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