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Chances of survival of digital camera dunked in sea?

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UnSerpentQuiCourt Thu 29-Sep-11 22:28:40

We were at the seaside, dd pushed past me for a cuddle on the rock where I was perched and bag with camera fell into a rock pool. Only the briefest immersion, but definitely wet; the screen misted up. I assume its chances are nil - I have located the same model on amazon for £159 but cannot bring myself to buy it until all hope is lost. Any experiences?

niceguy2 Thu 29-Sep-11 22:30:59

The conventional advice in these situations is usually to remove all the bits you can, ie. battery, memory card etc. Stick it in a tub of rice for a few days to allow the rice to absorb the liquid.

Then put it all back together and keep everything crossed!

UnSerpentQuiCourt Thu 29-Sep-11 22:33:54

I thought that the salt water might be fatal, though. sad

niceguy2 Fri 30-Sep-11 09:39:53

It may well be. Only one way to find out though. Depends where the water got and what it damaged. You could be lucky.

plumviolet Fri 30-Sep-11 09:49:09

Sorry its a lost cause im afraid, even if you get the water out with the rice trick the water leaves behind salt crystals that jam everything up... I know it happened to me too. sad

UnSerpentQuiCourt Fri 30-Sep-11 18:19:43

Yes, that's what I thought. The camera shop said it might start again when it was dry, and it might work for a few minutes/days, but that is it. Will now start looking for new camera; maybe waterproof?

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