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Camera fell into pool; was retrieved in 3 sec.doesn't work

PowerShot A640....hope drying overnight will cure it. Can it be fixed?

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You said, "Camera fell into pool; was retrieved in 3..." But you failed to specify if 3 is seconds or minutes or hours. If 3 is seconds, i.e. you retrieved the camera in 3 seconds, then you should be in luck. The first thing you should have done is pull out the battery/batteries. This is to ensure that there will be no leakages of electric current across the electronic components. This is what actually will destroy the camera. Once the batteries are out, the camera needs to be dried. But to be sure that the camera dries well it needs to be opened up. This is the only way you can be sure that there isn’t still some water lurking in a tiny space/corner somewhere inside the camera. What this means is you need to take it a proper technician. Your dealer should be able to provide one. However if 3 is in minutes then you may not be in much luck but you should still take it for repair for a proper assessment.

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