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My camera got wet with sea water. While it was not submerged it was in a wet cotton bag. I have tried to dry it with a hair dryer and now have it in rice to withdraw the moisture. If the camera still does not work is it repairable or should I just buy a new one?

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Salt water is VERY bad, worse than fresh. In the words of Clint Eastwood, "How lucky do you feel?" If you are SURE its dry, and it won't start(don't try unless it is dry), if its is not an expensive camera, its time for a new one. I hope you tood the battery out as soon as you realized it was wet. The batteries do not tolerate a short circuit very well. It is possible you only have a dead battery, too.

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