Question about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera
Went to the beach, camera was not submerged but was lightly splashed once while in my hands very minimal. After the power button did not work? Is it worth sending to the manufacturer or a repair shop such as yourself? Please advise
Water exposure of any kind is very BAD. You can short out the fuse or you can cause bad corrosion to the PCB (printed circuit board).
You can try replacing the fuse on the board if there isn't heavy corrosion seen, the fuses are very cheap and if you know somebody who can solder well then can do the repair fairly easily once you locate the fuse on the board.
If there is bad corrosion, you will need to replace the PCB. Problem is NOBODY out there will sell you a PCB for a decent price because they are very expensive to buy new from Canon... roughly $150 I would say, if not more.
We take pride in being an affordable digital camera repair shop, and if we can we would love to help with your repair. I don't have current pricing for this PCB but I can check with my overseas supplier and find out how much they are new. I can also see if I have a used one (I think I do...) that we could use to do the repair if that is what your camera needed.
Again as I said... corrosion is bad. If there is ANY corrosion Canon will refuse the repair.
If you would like to give us a try, please contact me or visit us online. (Google: DarnToothySam)
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Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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