Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

Dropped my camera into a river was submerged for about 3 sec , but it did not actually hit any thing , was in my hand all the time . I took out the card and battery , next day I turned it on it came on then went blank , so I tried it the next day , same thing . What should I do ? thanks also the lens a 24-105 got water inside , it needs to be cleaned and taken apart , is it worth doing that? thanks Robert


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Hello
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\012The best thing you could do after this would have been to submerge the camera in distilled water and then open it up and dry everything.
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\012The problem is that since the river water conducts electricity , there has probably been a short ciruit in the camera when you switched it on. This could have damaged any number of components inside and it will probably cost (depending on what camera you own) upwards of $200 to have it fixed so it may not be worth your while.
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\012The lens is also a hit or miss. If it's a fully mechanical lens with no electronic components , I would send it away to have it professionally opened and cleaned. If it's a automatic lens , this may cost considerably more as they will probably have to replace the driving motors and electronics. I would put a clean and repair at about $150-$250.
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\012All and all , it may well not be worth it and you could try selling the camera on e-bay as damaged for when someone needs some parts. You should be able to get a few bucks for it but don't count on too much.
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\012Kind Regards
\012Andrea
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