Having problems with your Olympus Stylus / mju 1040 Digital Camera ?

My olympus 1040 was dropped in water for a few seconds,i dried it out and now it will turn on but screen is blank,is there anything i can do or is it only fit for the bin..........

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Solution: The most important thing to remember if your digital camera should be partially or fully submerged in water is to act quickly. Once your camera is out of the water, avoid the urge to turn the camera on to see if it works and instead remove the batteries immediately to prevent shorting any of the internal electrical components. Remove your memory card also, otherwise you may lose the pictures you’ve already taken and saved to the card.
\012Leaving the battery and memory card compartments open, dab away any excess water with a dry cloth or paper towel. Then, use a household hairdryer set to the lowest heat or no-heat setting and blow dry the camera for 10 to 15 minutes.
\012Although the outside of the camera may be dry, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. If any moisture is left within the camera, it may, over time, grow mold, which can interfere with the camera’s operation. If the camera was dropped into a chlorinated swimming pool or a saltwater lake, your camera’s components may suffer corrosion over time, and your camera will eventually stop working.
\012To help draw moisture out of the camera, pack your camera in a bowl filled with silica gel (the packets of small transparent beads often found in various foods, electronics, and clothing packages) or uncooked rice. Both materials can absorb and hold excess water that may be left in your camera. Leave your camera to dry for at least 24 to 48 hours. Once you are certain that your camera has completely dried out, insert fully charged batteries and press the Power button. With any luck, your camera will function properly. If not, you may try contacting a camera repair company to ask advice or inquire about repair options.
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