what to do with a camera with water damage?

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frollard5 years ago
Dry it out...battery out - bury it in rice (wrapped in a paper towel or linen)...

let it dry for a week buried like that

THEN try it - if it doesn't function any more, it's toast. Most user electronics cannot be assembled down to the level required to 'fix' water damage :(

Worst case, warranty/factory repair/refurbish.
watts78 (author)  frollard5 years ago
well it got water damage a long long time ago and i was just cleaning up and found it
then you're pretty much hooped. :(
Have you tried putting it into some dry rice? I had to put my cell phone that had water damage in colorado springs into rice.
moesatriani5 years ago
I agree with some of the comments here that you should put it in rice. It totally worked for me. I did not think that there was anything that I would be able to do to fix the water damage, but it worked great.
Did the water damage give your camera super powers? Like, for example, the ability to take pictures with the colors all skewed and trippy.

The reason I ask is because apparently that happens sometimes.

Or maybe that  only happened once, like they typical comic book freak lab accident.

watts78 (author)  Jack A Lopez5 years ago
no it didn't give it super powers
bwrussell5 years ago
Is it still functional? Is it only partially functional (no screen, etc)?
watts78 (author)  bwrussell5 years ago
it wont turn on

I prefer silica gel over rice (just because there is less dust).