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I dropped my dvd camcorder in a creek. It was submerged for just a few seconds before i could pull it out..i tried to turn it on and it wont so i took the batterie out..anything i can try to do to fix it?


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Man i feel bad for you, look i have been doing this for a very long time, during that time i have seen countless "Dunked" things, In almost every occasion, they are unrecoverable. You see if the unit was ON, at the time, or even, OFF, but with a battery connected. There is an almost instantaneous chemical reaction, with the water, liquid, Electricity, and the PCB. Current, tracks, where it never should, and it always gets between the "Legs" of the semiconductors, these then conduct current through, the liquid, and destroys or damages that component. Even dying it out, is NO good, as the impurities in the liquid, are already deposited on the PCB, and this too, causes the current to track, and go where it shouldn't. So all in all I am sorry, again,but it is unrecoverable, and even if it was somehow,miraculously resurrected, it will continue to fault, as it ages in any even. Can you make an Insurance claim.? I say this as I often write report for clients to make a claim. in such an event, i inspect the unit, and write a report, which the Insurance company will "Settle" upon.
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