Question about Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
Saltwater? I don't think you're going to revive this camera. If it were fresh water - you'd have a fighting chance - but salt water is highly corrosive and is a much better electrical conductor than fresh water. Even if you managed to get the camera work right after it got wet - chances are the salt would eventually "work its magic" and corrode metal circuits inside the camera and cause it to fail - much the way salt "eats cars" in areas that roads are treated with salt in winter to control ice.
If you ever have a water problem with something not designed to get wet, place the item in a bowl of uncooked rice. Cover completely and let it sit a day or two. The dry rice will wick away water and moisture on and inside the device. If doused in salt water, the water will be absorbed - but salt deposits are left behind, as salt can not be evaporated.
I know it wasn't what you wanted to hear... good luck.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 26, 2012 | Archos Fish
Jun 18, 2011 | Canon Cameras
Jul 27, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera
Apr 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
Mar 22, 2010 | Cameras
Nov 25, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera
Aug 02, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
Aug 02, 2007 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera
Feb 06, 2014 | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
153 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: