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Camera was briefly submerged in salt water over two weeks ago. Replaced battery with new one. Nothing happening.

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If the camera took on salt water it is already to late, the salt corrodes the ic pins and eventually moves into the casing and destroys any delicate parts, the only option is replace the camera.

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I'm afraid the salt already started to corrode the inside of the camera. Are you sure you cleaned the connection points of the battery and memory card? I mean both the ones on the battery and memory card and the contacts in the camera. Do not use any sharp objects to clean the contacts, because you will damage them bend repair. If the error stays, you have to contact a Canon support centre close to you.

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Yes, because the water resistance is not effected by the salt content of the water.

Salt water is very slightly corrosive in it's natural state, but it can become very corrosive as it dries and the salts attract and hold on to moisture that can keep it's corrosive properties active long after you take it out of the salt water.

If you expose your camera to salt water rinse it off very well with fresh water once you're finished.

If you can see the seals in places like the battery compartment, you might also occasionally give those seals a coating of silicone grease.

If the worst happens and you notice moisture inside the camera, remove the batteries IMMEDIATELY and try to remove the moisture any way you can, even with cotton swabs if necessary.

Pure water is not conductive but most tap water and certainly salt water is, and if salt water bridges electrically charged parts of your camera when the batteries are in the camera, it will remove metal from one side and deposit it on the other side, (electrolsis), and that will permanently ruin you camera.

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Water, any kind of water is a conductor of electricity. If you truly dried out the camera and it will not power up it probably shorted out. The one thing that might clean any minerals or salts out of the camera that is readily available is rubbing alcohol. With the battery removed, submerge the camera in rubbing alcohol and swish it around, then drain it and let it dry. Do not use anything like a hair drier to do it because alcohol is flammable. After it is dry, install a charged battery and see if there is any sign that it powers up. This is a real long shot and I would use this as a last resort. Getting the camera fixed would probably cost as much as the camera. One other idea, if you have a Homeowner's Insurance policy, is to see if they would cover it.

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