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Camera begins start up sequence, but doesn't complete

Got my camera wet on a raft trip. Dried it out, but now it will not complete start up sequence. Camera beeps and shutter opens part way, but gets stuck there. Have I ruined it?

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Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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    ritchie dempacco Aug 17, 2008

    take it to a shop to see what they can do!!!


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