Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 Digital Camera ?

I own an old car and I happened to drive through a flooded road, which resulted in a flooded interior...what a mess: the TZ5 was completely submerged.. now, two weeks later, after I tried a rice bag, keeping it under the sun, I tried with a new battery, but nope, just a whimsy sound but no readiness at all. This camera has a metal body, with visible screws: should I try to disassemble it and try with some repellant spray? Thanks a lot, for any advice Maurizio


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Ha. No, don't do that... If the camera has had severe water damage (as in your case), take it to a trained technician. More than likely, the camera is toast and you'll need to replace it. Once you get a camera out of water, they tend to rust inside and the electronics won't work correctly. The best thing to do is leave it in water, which will slow the corrosion process and give the tech a fighting chance to save the equipment. My recommendation to you is buy a new camera because the cost of fixing that one will be just about as much.
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