I dropped my camera and it got slightly wet. Dried it off, removed the batteries and let it sit for 24 hours. It seemed to work just fine except now that I have attempted to download my pictures I get this message:
"Unable to connect with USB and Imagelink simultaneously. Disconnect all interfaces"
I have disconnected the USB cord and replaced the batteries, re started the computer...is there something I can do that will work? Thanks in advance.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
An expert that has over 10 points.
An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.
Re: camera was dropped
This is probably a Technitians job, But you are VERY lucky that further damage was'nt done!
The Best advice is to get an SD card reader that the memory card can plug directly into and this will then plug via USB, and come up just like a USB stick. You'll probably find it is faster than the software too.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You have dried milk in the lens area... u will have take chances on moving the lens around to get the dried milk from around it. If the lens is stuck out just lightly oush down on it and it should work.
First of all, you never want to try to dry out an electronic device with a blow dryer. Hopefully you did not apply enough heat to damage any of the sensitive parts. You also never want to try to turn on an electronic device that has gotten wet. You should remove the battery immediately and dry off any water on the exterior of the device. Place the device in a bowl of rice for 24-48 hours. Many times this will pull out the moisture. I dropped my cell phone in the pool last week and it certainly saved me. You can also use Damp Rid or Silica gel if you happen to have them.
Not really a solution, But my camera and I fell in a lake. I took it ALL apart and didn't touch it for four days. It turned on and worked, though I had to re-set all my settings. The only thing that doesn't work is the "trash" button, and I can live without it :) good luck!
The 40D is not a water resistant camera body. It is VERY important to keep it from getting wet, even "just a little mist".
The first thing you need to do is remove the battery, and the lens. Then let the camera dry out in a warm and not-humid location for a few days. Do NOT try to power it up until you are 100% certain that it is dry.
The water at Sea World has salt in it. You may have salt in an electrical connection, even after the water has dried. You can try using a swab very lightly moistened with rubbing alcohol to dry the connections you can reach - the battery connection and the connections between the camera body and the lens (clean the connections on the lens as well as the camera body). Then let the camera dry AGAIN for at least 24 hours before you reattach the lens and insert the battery.
If these do not fix the camera then you will need to send it in to Canon for cleaning and refurbishing.
try this :
This works on most mini electronic devices like cellular phones and degital cameras etc .
it sounds crazy .
Remove the back (or Cover ) of the phone( or Camera ), battery, and SIM if your phone ( or Device ) uses one , DIRECTLY
Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.
Finally, place all contents in a bag of uncooked rice (separately, do not put back together just yet). it sounds crazy , but it draws the moisture out.
It normally is working after just 7-8 hours, but I would wait 12 hours or even 24 hours before attempting to use (just to be sure).
beware the water damage, despite being dry now, will void any warranties. Also, the phone's hardware is now weakened and if you drop it, the green mother board and circuitry could shatter - so be more careful.
This does work on electronic devices aside from phones as well. Simply tailor it to your device. If you do not have a SIM (Verizon phones, cameras, all others), remove only the battery. If you have an iPhone/iPod or GPS and cannot remove the battery, simply make sure it is all the way off, then put it in the rice bag. All electronic devices react the same to the rice trick.
related link is here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Otjgd48nY
Remove lens, CF card, and battery. Leave in a
dry and slightly warm place for 24 hours. Clean lens contacts with a
cloth or cue tip and eclipse/alcohol.
If the camera doesn't turn on after this, even without CF card
and lens attached, then it needs to go to a Canon service centre. Don't
tell them you got it wet, and maybe it will get repaired FOC.