I purchased a Canon PowerShot D30 a couple of months ago in anticipation of my trip to the great barrier reef which I am now on.
After the first snorkelling session in which I took about 20-30 photos no problem and a couple of videos the battery was empty (I forgot to charge just before the trip so this was no issue). I took the camera out of the water and placed it into a tub of freshwater within 5 minutes of getting back on the boat. I took the battery out and placed it on charge to be ready for the scuba diving I will be doing later in the trip once certified.
Then the bad news happened. The camera would not switch on. After a lot of browsing the web and reading the manual I was very confused about what was happening but during a rare quiet moment I could hear that the shutter was focussing on half click.
The problem therefore, I assume, is that the display is broken. How does this happen? And so soon after purchase? The camera has been used for the 2 months I have owned it but entirely on land. I tested the camera in the sink when I bought it but after that every photo was taken in dry conditions.
Is there anything I can do to fix this problem right now? I am on the boat (which has wifi) for another 2 days. I will be a certified diver by lunchtime tomorrow and I have been looking forwards to diving with this camera whiles scuba diving since I bought it. In fact, since before then, as I knew I was going to buy a waterproof camera about a year ago. This is an absolutely devastating time for the camera to break. I also have another 2 weeks worth of travelling to do, which will also be undocumented since the display screen does not work. I do not have a spare battery with me on the boat.
The camera is covered with a 2 year warranty but I am only on this boat once in my lifetime. I am fairly desperate for any information which may fix this problem. Thank you very much for any help!