Hello, I spilled hot coffee on my camera (oops!) and now some of the buttons won't work. I let it dry completely before turning it on again and was able to take one picture after the "incident" but now only the on button, the play button and the centre button on the back are working. SHould I just open it up and clean it out? My warantee expired the day before this happened :( So sad. thanks!
Oh that is so sad. It is 2 choices. Obviously you have no warranty, so it will cost to repair either way. I never suggest to people to open up cameras....but...liquids cause short circuits in tiny delicate parts. The fact that the camera is still partly functioning is an encouraging sign. If you are game by your own suggestion and looked inside you may see some obviously fried parts that could be replaced. But like i said i do not openly suggest this...but i have had success with cameras and dvds this way. It is entirely up to you. All I can be sure of is you most probably have short circuited tiny parts need ed for function with the liquid, that may be able to be replaced. A repairer would charge a fee just for opeening it, but at least you wouldn't have to cop self guilt if you openend it up and it stopped altogether!!! But you might get lucky. A repairer will definitely find the defective parts, but it also may not be repairable. It's all about the cost...
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