Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare Z650 Digital Camera ?

Camera got damp (not even wet) & now won't turn on.

\015 My Kodak Z650 was in my camera bag at disneyland. We went on a water raft ride and the bag got wet. The inside of the bag seemed dry but the camera did get some moistier in it and would not turn on. Have let it sit to dry but still won't turn on. How can I fix this problem.\015

Answers :

It is possible that the there is still some water inside and it will not evaporate because it is enclosed. Even if the water evaporates, it may leave some conductive residue. The water may be on some circuit boards and inside some connectors.
\015\012If the camera is worth servicing, I would not recommend that you open the camera yourself and un-assemble the boards and connectors to clean everything. If you are not experienced at this type of work, it is very easy to do more damage from handling the boards and connectors. These cameras are very delicate inside.
\015\012There is the other aspect, that if the water got on to some sensitive components on the circuit board, there can be some damage to the the parts. The water being conductive can act like a short and cause permanent damage. The fix in this case would be to change the circuit board(s) that are in failure.
\015\012Your best bet would be to give the camera to the manufacture service rep to have an estimate for repair. If your camera is under warranty, and they find water damage inside, the warranty will be void.
\015\012Next time you go water rafting or out in the rain with your camera, make sure you get a model that you can invest in the water-proof kit for your camera. It will be a lot cheaper than fixing the camera or buying a new one.
\015\012Jerry G.
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