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My Sony digital Compact Camera (Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V) fell into the ocean at a depth of less than 20cm. It wasn't in the water for more than 3 seconds. I've taken it apart and cleaned it with a dry cloth. I've left it in a dray warm place for 5 days. When I turn it on the LCD screen goes all bright white. The camera lens doesn't want to open but there seems to be nothing wrong with the sound (it makes all the right jingles when I switch it on). Should I take it in to be repared because they will charge me $77 to tell me what's wrong or am I wasting my time.

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  • info98465 Mar 16, 2011

    I really appreciate your honest and quick response, I'll try the advice and if it doesn?t work I won't bother taking it to the repair shop - it will only cost me money that I'll rather put towards the purchase of a new camera, Thanks heaps!

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Hi

Thank you for using Fixya!!

Firstly let me state that it is never good for the circuit board to come in contact with liquid. There is something else you can try but, to be honest, there is not a good chance of getting your unit to work properly again.

Try placing the camera in a sealed container filled with rice for about 48 hours. This will get rid of all the moisture on the board and in the lens. If the problem still persists after you have done the above, you will most probably cost you more to replace the circuit than just to buy a new unit.

I know this is not what you wanted to hear but, i would rather be honest and not waste your time.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards
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