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norgold
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Sep 03, 2017 10:32 |  #1

Canon Powershot SD1000 still operates, the SD card retained all the photos, BUT it doesn't take any pictures. Is there anything that can be done? Please respond to normang222@gmail.com.




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Sep 03, 2017 10:42 |  #2

norgold wrote in post #18443488 (external link)
Canon Powershot SD1000 still operates, the SD card retained all the photos, BUT it doesn't take any pictures. Is there anything that can be done? Please respond to normang222@gmail.com.

Sometimes wet electronic devices will recover on their own if left to dry for a few weeks.

This is a forum, you should come back to the thread to read replies and respond to them.


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Sep 03, 2017 10:55 |  #3

norgold wrote in post #18443488 (external link)
Canon Powershot SD1000 still operates, the SD card retained all the photos, BUT it doesn't take any pictures. Is there anything that can be done? Please respond to normang222@gmail.com.

No experience here, but I have read that you should put the camera in a bowl of dry rice, the rice will then absorb any remaining moisture over a period of days.


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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Sep 03, 2017 11:46 |  #4

My dslr got soaked during an unexpected rain storm. Began to act really weird.
Removed the battery and placed the camera in front of the heater over night.

Next day, good as new!


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Sep 03, 2017 20:48 |  #5

As an Electronics Tech working in the police radio field, and the Coast Guard.

Remove batteries, all of them. The main battery you know about, but if there is a smaller battery maintaining memory get it out too. The current will cause heat and corrosion.

The rice idea is good, but not really great at penetrating into the core of camera. I use a hair dryer on low to medium heat to provide evaporation and air movement to cycle the moist air out. Use low when around the sensor and interior.

Leave in an open area with air movement and heat.

Most important is to remove batteries, the corrosion builds up quickly.

Work with patience, it will take a while to get all the water out.

Do the same for your lens, low heat to prevent fogging and permanent blurs on the interior glass.

Good luck.


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Sep 03, 2017 21:01 |  #6

I have had an iPhone and a point and shoot go through a washing machine over the years. In each case removed batteries where possible and put in a ziplock bag with instant rice changing it out every 6-12 hours. After a few days good as new for both. Unfortunately I think this is the exception.




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Sep 21, 2017 19:43 |  #7

my 85mm dropped in the toilet:-(


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Ian ­ Mackie
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Sep 22, 2017 08:40 |  #8

KDPIV wrote in post #18457459 (external link)
my 85mm dropped in the toilet:-(

There has to be a story/explanation for that ..... the mind boggles, wonder what you were focussed on?


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