Question about Samsung Digimax 4500 Digital Camera
Well my camera got a few rainsrops on it and still worked like an hour later. But the next couple days it wouldn't turn on. I tried charging the battery for an hour and it still didnt work. Should I try charging it for a VERY long time like 24 hours or something? But I'm sorry if I sound stupid, but I just need help and it won't turn on.
Hi I'm sorry to say, the news is probably not good! The impurities in rain water make it an excellent conductor, so you were lucky the drops didn't bridge some pins and kill the camera outright. It is quite common for electronics to get rained on, and for people to try them a few hours later, and all appears ok, the problem is, the water sits on the circuit board and corrodes the pins on components before drying, and often the pins are eaten right off when the repair shop opens the unit. If you can find a shop without a diagnostic fee up front, it may be worth taking it in, I have repaired units that were completely green inside, although commonly they cannot be repaired. If something like this happens again, don't power up the camera, and take it to a shop immediately, explain the situation, and the tech. will take it apart right away, and dry the insides with a hair dryer. If this is done right away, and you haven't turned on the camera, they are often good as new. If you are mechanical, you could do this yourself, but cameras can be very tricky to take apart without damaging something. Good Luck!
Posted on Aug 15, 2006
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