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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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  • robbbert Dec 26, 2007

    its a shame it cant be fixed but thats the modern age for you . rob

  • adams9400 Jan 01, 2008

    Also have a DMC-FZ5 that encountered a little water. Camera did not get too wet - just a few sprinkles. But it won't power on. I recharged the battery, but that didn't change the situation. When the small slide switch for on off is pushed to the on position, nothing happens.

    Is there a reset button? Or a combination button push that might get the thing going again? Its been a great camera . . .



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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.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007


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