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Canon SD850IS not powering on at all

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

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  • wobberj Sep 20, 2008

    Same thing here, exactly. drop of water got it. I thought it would dry out and power up again, but no luck.

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Hi

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)

Even if you dont use us let me know if I can be of any further help.

Good luck from Darntoothysam com

Thomas

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Hi the only thing you could try is to go to a computer repair shop and buy a small can of compressed air their about the size of deodorant can, buy one of these and then give the shutter a good blast with the canned air this should then dislodge and sand or grit that it causing the shutter to remain open.

another thing you can try is hold the camera in your one hand and then hit the side of the camera into the palm of your other hand, this wont damage the camera but doing this should shock any grit out thats stopping it from closing try doing this with both side of the camera it should dislodge what ever is keeping it open give it a few hard hits into the palm of your other hand, so that the side of the camera is hitting the palm of your hand.
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