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MY LUMIX DMC FC20 WAS ACCIDENTALLY SUBMERGED BRIEFLY IN FRESH WATER. WHEN DRIED IT HAD NO VIEW OF ANYTHING THROUGH THE LENS BUT EVERYTHING IN MEMORY WAS DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE VIEW MODE. ALL THE OTHER FUNCTIONALITY APPEARS TO BE OK. DO YOU THINK THIS CAMERA CAN BE REPAIRED FOR LESS THAN $200

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  • compexchuck Jul 04, 2008

    THE CAMERA HAS BEEN DRIED FOR SIX DAYS AND THERE IS NO CHANGE.

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Yes this can still be repaired and you can try taking the camera apart because this camera is probably have some moist inside it that needs to wipe , but if you're really not sure on how to it better take it to a repair center and let them do that job..

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Hi-

My suggestion is for you to call your manufacturer to check for the warranty status of your unit, and if not ask a certified manufacturer servicer and call them so that you can check/estimate the cost of having it repaired since they are trained to this product and they will know which part needs to be replace and if those parts are replaceable. Best i got..

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Fill a container full of rice and place camera on their for 24 hours with lit on that will drain ever last speck of water out of the camera

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HI,

Yes the camera can be repaired easily for that amount.
I suggest you to send it for repair to the manufacturer if it is under warranty.

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Yes can be repaired for around 50 dollars but give it a couple of days to dry i think the lens still has water in it

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Yes

http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/


Major:$89-$145+
Complete disassembly.
Electrical issues such as failed circuit boards and the majority of blown fuses. Internal lens malfunctions, water damage, impact damage, and image sensor failure.

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  • Ekse Jul 04, 2008

    contact them for a repair estimate, I don't think water damage is not covered by warranty.

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    You have to send it in for service.

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