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what to do with a camera with water damage? Answered

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frollardBest Answer (author)2012-06-01

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.

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watts78 (author)frollard2012-06-01

well it got water damage a long long time ago and i was just cleaning up and found it

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frollard (author)watts782012-06-01

then you're pretty much hooped. :(

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Jack A Lopez (author)2012-06-01

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.
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2002/mar/10/unexpected_images2/

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

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watts78 (author)Jack A Lopez2012-06-01

no it didn't give it super powers

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bwrussell (author)2012-06-01

Is it still functional? Is it only partially functional (no screen, etc)?

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canucksgirl (author)frollard2012-05-31

+1

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

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