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I found a Pentax 28-90 that was left out in the rain, any chane it might still work, I need to get batteries to see if any functions work, any ideas as how to ck it out, the from lenns has many water spots on it.

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Best bet on a digital camera or other electronics (cell phones, PDA's, iPods...etc.) is to take out the batteries, put them under a light bulb (about a foot away from the bulb) and leave them there for a day or so. After this, put the batteries back in and test. With most things, the water residue won't cause a problem after it's dry (unless it's seawater!). For your camera, you may find that it has spots on the inside of the lens that you can't get to to wipe out with a lint free rag. Only option then (assuming that it works okay except for the spots on the lens) is to take it apart to clean the lens. Getting it back together after that will be tricky, though. But all you've got to lose is time, so if it works when it gets dry, give it a go!
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