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Dropped Ixus 50 in water...!

I recently dropped my 2 yr old Ixus 50 in water.  Now it seems to be working as normal, except for two crucial aspects...the display screen shows no image (although it shows computer text such as flash status, image number), and although it takes pictures, the pictures are black - just like the screen.
What I want to know is, is this fixable, or is it time for a new camera?

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Place your camera in a hot press, or where your boiler is, on shelf and it might dry out in a day or two, then try it again.

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It may recover afeter drying. However, tap water is full of stuff thats not going to play nice. You are better off gettting a gallon of Distilled water. this is electrically non-conductive and leaves no residue when dried. take out the batts and flash memory and soak the thing for a few seconds. hopefully the tap water and drink have not fully dried and you may get some use back out of it. You need warm heat to dry it out, Place it near a heating vent, heater or other heat source. you can get it as hot as you stand to touch (they are good to about 120 degrees). and a fan for circulation may also help. keep drying for at least a day, even a sunlit spot indoors can help

If water entered the lens group or got on the sensor, you are not likely to be able to repair this camera. repair costs will likely exceed its replacement cost.

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