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My camera got damp several weeks ago. We dried out the camera and the battery in rice and allowed to air dry several days. When I put it back on the charger it appears the battery is charging but the camera still won't turn on. Someone told me that if I had tried to turn the camera on while it was wet (which I did) then it shorted out and won't work. Is there anything I can do to repair it?

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They were correct....turning it on while moisture is inside will fry the circuits. Sorry.

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