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My Canon SD 1000 digital camera was dipped into salt water when I walked from a boat to sea shore. I tried to turn it on but failed. The yellow power light was on when I first tried but it does not light up any more. Any help that you can offer?

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Hi Fwang2001,

You made a big mistake when you tried to power it on.
When your camera got wet with salt water, water got inside the camera circuit and when you turned it on, the salt water conducted the electricity and have shorted the internal circuit causing a damage inside the circuit (water is a good conductor and salt water is even much more better conductor of electricity) due to which it is not turning on.
Now it is recommended to take your camera to a Canon repair center to get it dried and to get it checked to see the damage caused to the internal circuit by the short-circuit.

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Good luck and have a nice day.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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