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Digital camera fell into fresh water and wont work

Digital camera fell into fresh water and although immediately dried out and new fresh batteries installed it will not work

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  • dspriggins Sep 07, 2009

    batteries and memory card removed almost immediately and placed opened up on a car bonnet in the sun. It was a hot day, about 40 degrees centigrade so drying conditions were good. No free water was seen in the camera at the time. Is there anything I can do to restore it to working? Is it worth taking to a repair specialist?

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Hi there,

Unless you had immediately removed the battery and memory card from the camera and then shook the camera vigorously, maybe you would have had a chance to "save" your camera. Put the camera in a sealed bag and placed it in the sun with uncooked rice in the bag, you would have gone a long way toward saving your camera.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

  • Mukesh Kumar Sep 07, 2009

    There is nothing you can do with..... 

    Yes this camera worth repair...........

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