Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera ?

I left AA batteries in my Canon powershot A410 too long and now there's battery acid on the battery board. I replaced them with new batteries but the camara is still dead. Did I destroy the camara ?


Answers :

You may be able to salvage the camera if the only thing the acid did was corrode the battery contacts. Use some light sand paper to clean the battery contacts down to bare metal. The contacts on the battery door should be easy to clean. However, the spring loaded contacts down inside the battery holder may be hard to reach. You can try using an eraser on the end of a pen or pencil to reach down in and buff the tops of the springs. I recommend using a pen eraser because they tend to be more abrasive. After you've cleaned teh contacts the best you can try putting in new batteries and hope for the best.
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