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Water in camera

On a visit too niagra my fx5 got very wet! since then have experienced mutiple failure and camera seems doomed is it woth trying to fix it? rob uk

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Re: water in camera

Unfortunately, no. Once water has penetrated the camera, and it has been turned on before it is totally dry things will have been burnt out.

This camera is about 3 years old and to replace it with something similar won't cost you much.

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If the camera ever gets any kind of water inside, the chances of fixing the camera is not good.
Something which could be tried when any kind of water gets into a camers's insides is this:
Immediately remove the battery or batteries. The reason for this is that the circuits are live when a battery or batteries are installed. This can lead to damage and shortages which will lead to all kinds of circuit troubles.

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If it did, then it more than likely has been shorted out, since you said you turned it on.
Good for parts if that is the case.
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If you ever have a digital camera which has any water exposure, then immediately remove the battery and if possible open the camera case by removing at least the back's screws, making a note where each goes. Let the camera dry out for a few days minimum.
Even after this, most digital cameras will not survive the water damage. The circuits are so small and delicate that any water will cause damage. Corrosion will do the most damage as a result of water causing chemical reactions with the solder and other elements. Any small damage to these tiny, delicate circuits will spell doom.

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Software required

hi there
the software is not needed
connect your camera
open (my) computer
look for a hard drive icon that wasn't there before
click on it and inside there will be a folder with your jpegs in it
you can then view them with any software i.e windows photo gallery or if you are using a mac you can use front row.

hope this helps


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It is possible that the there is still some water inside and it will not evaporate because it is enclosed. Even if the water evaporates, it may leave some conductive residue. The water may be on some circuit boards and inside some connectors.

If the camera is worth servicing, I would not recommend that you open the camera yourself and un-assemble the boards and connectors to clean everything. If you are not experienced at this type of work, it is very easy to do more damage from handling the boards and connectors. These cameras are very delicate inside.

There is the other aspect, that if the water got on to some sensitive components on the circuit board, there can be some damage to the the parts. The water being conductive can act like a short and cause permanent damage. The fix in this case would be to change the circuit board(s) that are in failure.

Your best bet would be to give the camera to the manufacture service rep to have an estimate for repair. If your camera is under warranty, and they find water damage inside, the warranty will be void.

Next time you go water rafting or out in the rain with your camera, make sure you get a model that you can invest in the water-proof kit for your camera. It will be a lot cheaper than fixing the camera or buying a new one.

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