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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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Traditionally, the E23 error code in Canon Powershot models is the CF/SD card memory full error. Do you get the same error message when using another card or when there is no card in the camera?

If you've tried a different memory card and made sure it's inserted properly and still get the the error then the camera is water damaged. Canon repair manuals indicate the E23 error is generated from the "PCB board" (main camera electronics) so the only option would most likely be a board replacement.

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Bob, Your camera may stop working very soon as corrosion begins. You should place all parts that got wet in a pillow case and put in a large container of dry, uncooked rice for a day or two (or longer). The rice will will draw out the moisture from all the affected parts.

Next, you'll need to do a "wet cleaning" of the sensor. This is not for the faint of heart - but can be done at a camera shop for under $100 if you'd rather have them do it. I'd wait a couple of weeks before doing that - as the camera may fail as a result of the corrosion I mentioned earlier. It doesn't make sense to drop $100 into a broken camera - right?

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My camera got wet with fresh water. I let it dry, but it doesn't turn on. Do I need to buy a new one?

Maybe not. It depends on how much water got in and maybe is still in, and whether the battery is busted, shorted or just depleted.

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.

Meanwhile, you will have extracted both SD card and battery from the camera (it's best to put it in the box with all plastic doors wide open to ensure circulation), and will have cleaned the SD contacts and the battery terminals. Try charging the battery with the Casio charger to full capacity.

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

This worked with my Exilim 500, but it had been dunked for a few seconds only; I don't know whether yours ended in water long enough to trigger electro-oxidative damage from live circuits. It's worth a try nonetheless. Let me know...

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Here's a list of some of the other gear we would suggest: - A sturdy roof rack on your car (it will greatly reduce problems and add to your enjoyment). - Bow and stern tie-down lines - these are critical to the safe transport of your canoe when you are on the road. - A set of wheels to make getting your canoe to the water easier. - A bailer and sponge. - Padded canoe seats for longer journeys. - Dry bags to keep extra clothes and snacks protected from water coming in off your paddle, as well as from bow spray or rain.

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