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Dropped my digital camera in pool I let it dry overnight replaced battery and nothing happened what else can I do

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I am sorry but once any electronic equipment and water intermix, there is an immediate irreversible chemical reaction, at circuit board level. and this renders the unit totally unrecoverable, in any normal sense, you see current goes through the water to places it never usually would. No amount of drying out or anything can fix it, as I related, there is an instant reaction, especially if ON at the time of immersion, that totally ruins the unit.

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