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Water damage Good morning my daughter has a vtech camera which has broken i think she put it in the bath but i would like to get it fixed

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Glad to see I'm not the only person to drop a digital camera in the water. LOL. Here is what I did to save my camera.
First remove it from the water. Take the batteries and SD Memory card out. Toss the batteries out. Dry the memory card with a soft terry cloth hand towel and set aside. Do your best to drain the water from the camera. There is still water in the camera. Give it about 3 or 4 days to let it dry out. Leave the battery lids off and prop the camera up onto it's side so any excess water can drain or evaporate freely.
Once the camera is dry, put a set of fresh batteries in (not rechargeables) but not the memory card. Power the camera on and see if LCD comes to life.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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    Mark Cannistraci Feb 21, 2010

    If the camera comes back and it's working, put the memory card back
    in and run Format from the cameras settings menu to reformat the memory
    card. Once these things are complete, you're done.

    Let me know if this has helped you or if you need further help.

    You can also visit the VTech website at the link below.





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