Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera ?

I have a Canon 85-15 with underwater housing. It flooded today while I was working SCUBA diving. . As soon as it got wet it stopped working. I am drying it now but it is not working. Is there any chance of getting it functional again? My work depends on it and I am far away from any regional centre. I am in a remote location in Western Australia.

Answers :

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

I think we both know where the Canon ixus 85 is stands as it is right now. Still, you may want to consider:
  • ensure that the battery is removed and check if there is an internal Lithium memory battery. If so remove it likewise. Do the same for any memory card;
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  • assuming that by flooding you meant by seawater and that it entered the inside electronics;
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  • bear with me on this, submerged the camera in fresh water a number of times. The idea is to remove the seawater and salt from the camera;
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  • do not allow it to air dry or dry by itself. Rather force dry with a can of compressed air or from your tank;
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  • it would be better this way rather than the water evaporating naturally leaving residue on the electronics;
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  • it would help if you can dis-assemble as much as you can using jewelers screwdriver set;
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  • the next problem would be fogging the lens and LCD display;
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  • both would require low heat drying.

Hope this be of some help idea. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.
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