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Saltwater? I dropped my camera in the water at the beach..and I didn't notice I dropped it until maybe 5 minutes after..So i'm not sure how long it was in the water. SOmeone told me, if it was regular water it might be okay, but salt water is very corrosive. I can't turn my camera on..I hope it's not broken because I really can't get another one. Any help?

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Sorry, but no. Your only hope when you get seawater into live electronics is to get the battery out at once and flood the whole thing repeatedly with fresh water within minutes - before a long, slow, drying out process. The problem is not just that stagnant seawater is notoriously corrosive on its own, but that electrolytic corrosion will devour anything that's connected to the positive terminal of the battery in no time at all. At the very least, I think you'll have written off your battery, the battery contacts and your on/off switch. Any data on your memory card might be recoverable though. A. (Not intended as a solution - so recommend you don't attempt to rate this post).

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