water damage. :(

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by liljohnny51, May 31, 2010.

  1. liljohnny51 macrumors regular

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    My sister dropped my canon XSI into the lake last night and it doesn't turn on anymore. I figure its broke for good. But i just wanted to know is it possible that it could be reared instead of having to go buy a new body?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well, turning anything electronic on after it's gotten wet is a bad idea. You can try to stick it in a tub of uncooked rice for a few days.

    If that doesn't work get a new sister and a new camera.
     
  3. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  4. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    Rice is awesome for drying electronics.

    Lol! :p
     
  5. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    And just remember for the next time you drop any electronic device in water, the first thing you do is remove the battery. Then dry it thoroughly (and I don't mean put it on the radiator for half an hour, no, dry it for a few days). Then put the battery back, pray and turn it on. It just might work. :eek:
     
  6. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I saved my old Dell Mini 9 by taking it apart (without the battery), putting it in a roasting tin full of rice and baking it at 60degrees centigrade for 4 hours.
     

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