Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

Hi! I got a Canon rebel XT. problem... the camera is dead

\015 Hi!I got a Canon rebel XT.For a month a go I dropped it in water together with my Canon Ultrasonic zoom lens (75-300) in fresh water....I took out the memory card and the battery.I dried it with a hair dryer every where for a week 1-2 hours a day.. and let it stand and dry in the sun for another week.Then I tried to turn on the camera.. the automatic lens did not work.. so I change to my 18-55 mm lens and it worked perfect... so far so good.But after one days use I took out the pictures from the memo card.. and took out the battery to charge it again.. now is the camera totally dead.OI think its just a fuse in the camera... and the lens witch is gone.How much can it cost to repair it if I send it to you.. is it worth repair? and the lens.. is it worth to do a inner cleaning and repair it?\015

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Like all electronics, water is it's worst enemy so even by drying it (which is commendable) you still may have traces of water somewhere on the circuit board. We all know water is conductive, so if some solder tracks were shorted there can be a problem there or if the water has corroded through a solder track the circuit fails. There are numerous chips in the camera that are super tiny so even the slightest water can damage them.
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\015\012In my experience when something is water damaged (and seriously water damaged) it is beyond repair.
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