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Water damage - worth repair?

Okay so a small amount of water (half a teaspoon at most) was splashed into my open shutter of my sd1000 elph. It would not retract the lense, adn the lcd started showing static and white flashes. I took the battery out, and let it sit for a day. I put the battery back in and it started popping like it was short circuiting. Canon has it now and says it is corrosion and liquid damage. Is my poor camera now just to be used for parts or is it salvageable by Toothy Sam or someone like him?

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  • J12321 Aug 04, 2008

    Thanks for your response, Jig. I saw parts of it for sale, like the LCD, the battery cover etc on ebay. So, atleast the non electronic parts can be sold for parts, right? How much should a broken sd1000 fetch on ebay?


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These are electronic devices, and have NO tolerance for moisture inside. The popping sound you heard tells the story. I suspect that you have lost this unit.

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