Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S70 Digital Camera ?

We got our Cannon Powershot s70 wet and now the battery appears to be dead (charger flashs red and green but no charge appears to be happening. Use of a new battery still doesn't poer the camera. Thanks Tony MoreWe got our Cannon Powershot s70 wet and now the battery appears to be dead (charger flashs red and green but no charge appears to be happening. Use of a new battery still doesn't poer the camera. Thanks Tony Comments:Mar 23, 2010 - My concern is that the camera getting wet event occurr


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\015\012At this point it is likely that serious damage has occurred to the circuitry of the camera which will have been shorted by the water ingress. Water is also corrosive in nature (particularly salt water) and wreaks havoc with delicate circuitry such as this.
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\015\012It is important to leave your camera in a well ventilated are to encourage the drying process and open all doors or compartments that you can to encourage ventilation through the case. Leave the camera in an area of natural sunlight or gentle warmth. Use of hairdryers or such like is not recommended as these generally cause more harm to the circuitry though sometimes compressed air can be used to good effect to help 'dry' the circuit board.
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\015\012Given that 3 weeks that have passed since the event occurred it is highly likely that corrosion on the circuit board is the source of your problem at this point. Also if you powered the camera on after it got wet the circuits may well have suffered a short on the main board and this will mean a replacement board.
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\015\012Unfortunately this is likely to involve an expensive service repair.
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\015\012You could try again to dry the camera using the methods outlined or by putting it in a ziplock bag for a few days with some uncooked rice (another method to draw water out) but the chances of resurrecting it at this point without replacing the control board are extremely slim I am afraid.
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\015\012Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa.
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