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Got wet Camera got wet on a canoe trip. Spashed not dunked, but now it pops when i turn it on, I need to know how to dry it out.

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Put it in a container of rice or popcorn. the rice naturally absorbs moisture. all it will take is 24 hours

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I'd suggest keeping the camera for some days in a really dry place - you can heat an oven to about 50 degrees, not more, ABSOLUTELY NOT a microwave oven!, and place the camera in a small sealed carton box with some packs of silica gel (can easily be found in electronics and musical instruments stores - they just throw them away). The silica will **** out all moisture from the air. Higher temperatures might damage the plastic, so must be avoided.

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After the camera is assuredly dry as a bone, put back the charged battery and see if it works.

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sorry to say that once the camera comes in deep water , all parts get rusty and specially the ccd becomes faulty , u can still check some solutions

1. Check the batteries replace them , see the terminals i mean contacts where the batteries remain check for rusty contacts if there is some rust try removing it with some liquid used to remove rust.

2. if u have power supply like adapter try it on that see if power comes on..

3. check out the memory card is it faulty or got rusty replace it . some cameras dont power up when card is faulty.

4. u can get its circuit board washed buy some local technician in ur area try it there bcoz if u go to sony they will charge u more and return it or u can atleast get a quote from them if they diagnose ur problem free , but in this case i dont think that much is left bcoz once these parts getts rust they no more work like IC chips transistors, very small parts in there .

pls check the solutions and rate me if u find me helpful

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