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Camera won't switch on after water got into it. Left it on radiator to dry out before trying it.

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    Haven't fixed the problem yet but didn't realise i had to pay for your support so please cancel my request to you

  • Brad Brown May 11, 2010

    how long did it sit? Battery left in or out?

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Google the words...disassemble a digital camera. Even so, keep in mind water is disastrous to a digital camera.

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I dropped my phone in water. It stayed in for no more then 10 seconds. Now when I try to charge it, a green light in the upper left corner came on . So I unplugged it and reconnected the charger. No l


DO NOT SWITCH A WET PHONE ON .
If possible take the battery and SDCard / SIM Card out.
Place in a warm area such as an Airing cupboard laying ontop of a bowl of cooking Rice. Leave for about 2 days as the rice will draw out the water naturally.
Or put ontop of a dry towel ontop of a radiator . Do not let the phone sit directly on the radiator or it may ruin the plastic on the phone.

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I dropped my canon 60d in salt water this summer. It was brief but it was submerged. I believe it is dry now as it now turns on but it says error 70. Is this something that won't change or does my camera...


Hi Melissa. Salt water is very corrosive and is no friend of the delicate electronics found in today's cameras. In the old days of film cameras it was recommended to immediately switch off the camera and immerse it in distilled water to try and flush out any salt residue then sit it on a radiator and leave it to dry out.

You may be lucky, and I hope you are, but error 70 is a code found in many Canon cameras and means that there is a "hardware malfunction" this is not very specific and means a trip to a service centre where a technician can determine exactly what kind of error it is.
Further drying out won't make much more of a difference and the salt will still keep eating into the electronics.

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DSC-T70 camera got wet and now won't power on. Battery seems to charge fine.


I'm guessing you tried to turn it on way too soon and fried the circuits. A camera with fresh water damage should be buried in a bowl of dry rice for a week before even attempting to turn it on. Salt water damage?....chances of a complete recovery are slim to none.

Jul 24, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Digital Camera

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It got wet on the beach. water went into the camera and it won't start anymore.


The best way to try to recover items that have had water damage is to place them in a container with the gel packs you find in new shoes. If none of those are available to you try putting the camera in a ziplock bag with rice. This will absorb any moisture left in the camera. Take out the battery and memory card before trying either of the prior options.
After you have let the camera sit with the gel or rice overnight or for several hours, remove the camera from the bag and blow off any dust from the rice. Make sure that the inside of the camera is clean and dry (where the battery goes) Then put the battery and memory card back in. Make sure that the battery is fully charged and try turning it on.
If that doesn't work try going to a specialty camera store such as B&W. They can help you further and instruct you on how to procede.
It is advised not to get any digital electronic wet as most are not water proof and will be damaged by any exposure to water.

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My Canon IXUS 860 IS went inside water when it was switched ON mode. Then after 5-10 minutes, I get the camera out of the water. I tried drying it through a hair dryer. Then now its not switching ON.I can...


A hair dryer will only get to the external places. Water got into the camera and when you tried to turn it on, you probably fried the circuits. The correct procedure for drying a camera is to remove the battery and card, dry everything you can get to and then bury the camera in a bowl of dry rice for one week. Even after that, you may have water spots on the inside lens elements and the camera may still not start. Also, if the water was salt water, you might as well give up....it's very corrosive and damaging.

Apr 22, 2011 | Canon IXUS 860 IS Digital Camera

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Camera got water inside. Tried drying out for a


Google the words...disassemble a digital camera. Even so, keep in mind water is disastrous to a digital camera.

Nov 09, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Digital Camera

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Ipod got wet left in on radiater to dry now wont switch on


Use this equation: water+electronics=brick but not always. if it is ever going to work again, you need to take it apart, remove battery,rinse with 100% pure water(distilled and deionised)then leave it under MILD HEAT e.g. lamp not radiator, and leave it for 48 hours, then replace battery and cover, then try again. unfortunately, you have probably already blown a diode.

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Nokia 6120 water damage


You can try taking out the battery and putting the phone in a bag of Rice, the Rice is a drying agent, it will take 2-3 days, if the phone works you are good, if not you will need to replace it. The rule here of course is water and electronics do not make a happy pair.

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