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Black Screen and Scroll Problem

Canon PowerShot S1 IS I got a Canon PowerShot S1 IS camera, Few days back it came into the contact of Water ?? and Now I am facing problem with this Camera?.. I am not able to see anything in View Mode, Auto Mode or Any other mode every time it is just giving Blank Screen?.. Flash is working Fine?? When I connected the Camera to TV I was able to see the picture also I was able to shoot the picture?? Now one by one scroll button also stopped working??.. Pls let me know if I can resolve this problem

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You're either having a spreading corrosion problem from the water, or it's not all dry in there and it's spreading, and the conductivity of the water is screwing up the circuits. Open the camera as much as you're willing to risk it, and you're going to have to take a chance either way - either you take it apart, expose the boards, and every separate part with some distilled(non conductive) water (if you just dip the whole thing you'll have water caught in places) then put in an airing cupboard to dry for a week, thus taking the chance of causing more damage by not being able to reassemble it properly, or by causing more water damage, or you have another option of just opening all compartments -cards, battery - taking everything out and leaving it to dry, hoping that it will be enough. The chance you're taking here is that it's really a corrosion problem and you'll be helping it set it. If you don't like both option take it to a repair shop. Good luck

Posted on Jun 05, 2006

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2006

    RINSE "every separate part"



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