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We dropped the camera & it will not work----is it worth repairing

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If its purely water damage, you might be able to extract the water and get it working again. It needs to get all of the water out of it, you can put it into a ziploc bag with either a bunch of silica gel packets (like you get in food or shoes) or some uncooked rice and leave it for a few days. Each one of these should help to remove and moisture in the camera.
If that doesn't work, its probably not worth getting it repaired. There is the initial damage that has occurred (battery damage) as well as moisture between lenses and potential salt/contaminates left behind on the circuit board that can cause corrosion. If drying it out doesn't work, you'd probably be better off with a new one

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Neither option is straightforward.

The DIY option is to use firm gentle pressure and probably a little bit of twisting to reseat the lens. This will only work if nothing has broken but has simply been dislodged. The downside is that if nothing has actually broken you have a major risk of doing so and at that point the camera becomes a write-off as a new lens assembly must be fitted by a professional and will cost more than just buying a new replacement camera. You'll likely be waiting around six weeks or so given the average turnaround time at camera repairers worldwide and the need to order spare parts.

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