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Camera (turned off) was dropped into fresh water. I removed battery and completely dried it out in a warm oven and it works fine except it has a stain in the middle of the inside of the lens. Any ideas on how to take lens off and clean?

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Unless you have the experience, the tools, and the re-alignment equipment, you can't do this yourself.

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Maybe.
Did you fish it out immediately, removed the batteries, rinsed it in fresh water, then let it dry thoroughly before even thinking about trying to turn it on? If so, it MIGHT work again after being dried. Otherwise you may as well give it a good funeral and get a new camera.

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It may have been recoverable, but you damaged it further when you tried to turn it on.

If you had fished it out immediately, removed the batteries, rinsed both camera and batteries in fresh water, and then let everything dry out thoroughly before even thinking about putting the batteries back in and turning it on, the camera MIGHT have worked.

Apparently you just shook it dry and tried to turn it on, right? If that's the case, you may as well give it a good funeral and get a new camera.

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well turn yor phone off. and put it in a bowl of rice, and leave it a day or two. but make sure it has the battery and everything out of it if u can.

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remove batteries and leave it to dry for a few days before trying to put batteries back in and using

good luck!!

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If it was salt water, then the camera is irreparable. Fresh water - let it completely dry for a few days before turning it on. Open all compartments to allow the inside to dry. Use desiccant pouches - like the ones they put in beef jerky packages, to sit in the camera.

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If you're saying the lcd screen no longer works, you are correct in assuming the water damaged it. You were correct to allow the camera to dry completely before trying to turn it on so at least the rest of the camera works. The screen can be replaced but it can be expensive. Shop around and decide if the repair is worth it.

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You've done all you can. Water damage is rarely recoverable and by now the water will have left corrosion internally which cannot be fixed.

The only chance your camera had was if the immersion had been in clean fresh water, had been very brief with the camera powered down at the time of immersion, and immediately after recovery it needed the memory card and batteries removed, a thorough shaking with all body caps removed and then straight into warm dry air. Even then, success would have been a matter of luck.

Professional repairers will not touch water-damaged cameras unless they are very rare and expensive and even then they will not guarantee their work.

Sorry, but your camera is as dead as if it had been crushed or incinerated; your only fix is to replace it.

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I HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT DROPPING IT IN SALT WATER IS ABOUT LIKE THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH ON YOUR COMPUTER. SALT WATER BEING VERY CORROSIVE WILL, IF NOT HAS RUINED ANY WORKING PARTS AND CIRCUITS IN THE CAMERA. DRYING IT DOES NOT REMOVE THE SALT AND THE DAMAGE WILL BE TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT REPAIR WILL BE ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE. THERE JUST ISN'T ANY FIX FOR SOMETHING LIKE SALT WATER. I'M SURE THAT INSERTING THE BATTERY MOST LIKELY SHORTED OUT CIRTCUITS INSIDE THE CAMERA. THERE JUST ISN'T MUCH HELP HERE EXCEPT A VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIR IF YOU COULD FIND ANYONE WHO WOULD EVEN WORK ON A SALT WATER DAMAGE. WATER AND CAMERAS JUST DON'T MIX.

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Take the battery off, unfold the phone, set it in a warm, dry place and pray like heck. plugging it in may help it stay warm but leave it off.
If its minor water exposure it'll likely be fine in 2-3 days.

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I very much doubt it. If you had removed the batteries straight away, stripped the complete camera and let warm air waft over it for a day and then put it all back together and tried it, you may have been lucky. But wet circuit boards and electricity is asking for major problems. Even leaving a closed camera for 2 days wouldn't have given it a good drying out.

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