Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera ?

It was submerged in water/ a stream but was in case. Still got water inside. Can see it is wet around the edge pf screen. Seems to be drying. Is the DSC-W55 . Can it be repaired and about how much cost?


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Take immediately out the battery and dry it with a blower set on "warm" (not "hot"). If it was soft water, you can dry the camera by placing it in an electric, NOT microwave, oven, set at 40-50 Celsius degrees temperature, with a bag of calcium chloride (you can find it in most DIY shops as "Environment Drier". Only remember it's toxic and must be properly disposed of). Seal the oven so that air moisture can't get in. The calcium chloride will extract all moisture from the air in the oven, and the air should completely dry the camera (keep it with battery flap open, beneath a cloth, to shield it from the electric grill's glare).

This will only work with very clean water (mud, scale and most of all salt will corrode the electric circuits), and only if the immersion wasn't very prolonged and the battery out. Otherwise, the electric charge in the battery is likely to have caused electrolytic corrosion within.

Corroded motherboards can't be recovered, and it's usually faster and cheaper to replace the device altogether.

After a short dunk in mountain-stream water, however, most cameras can be recovered with 100% success. Don't overdo with heat, or the plastic will be damaged. Lower temperatures for longer times work just as well.

Hope this helps, let me know.
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