Having problems with your Casio EXZ550 Digital Camera ?

My camera got wet with fresh water. I let it dry, but it doesn't turn on. Do I need to buy a new one?


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Maybe not. It depends on how much water got in and maybe is still in, and whether the battery is busted, shorted or just depleted.

I'd suggest keeping the camera for some days in a really dry place - you can heat an oven to about 50 degrees, not more, ABSOLUTELY NOT a microwave oven!, and place the camera in a small sealed carton box with some packs of silica gel (can easily be found in electronics and musical instruments stores - they just throw them away). The silica will **** out all moisture from the air. Higher temperatures might damage the plastic, so must be avoided.

Meanwhile, you will have extracted both SD card and battery from the camera (it's best to put it in the box with all plastic doors wide open to ensure circulation), and will have cleaned the SD contacts and the battery terminals. Try charging the battery with the Casio charger to full capacity.

After the camera is assuredly dry as a bone, put back the charged battery and see if it works.

This worked with my Exilim 500, but it had been dunked for a few seconds only; I don't know whether yours ended in water long enough to trigger electro-oxidative damage from live circuits. It's worth a try nonetheless. Let me know...
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