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 Post subject: CANON IXUS 80
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:54 am 
hello this is my first post here, hope you can help me with my problem. my ixus 80 got submerged in flood waters, and after that it would no longer work. What can i do??? please help, because i really love my camera :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:15 am 
First of all I would wish you warm Welcome to Cameralabs Forum, Would you mind to use normal fond & using Larger & bold fond as if you are shouting please change it as possible.

Since you're camera got wet by flood water I don't think your camera would be working or just send it to Canon service for repair if not then just buy new one.

Good Luck! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:48 pm 
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Hi Lora,

May I wsh you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

I'd also like to echo Adi's request that you compose your posts without shouting. :?

I think your best bet is to remove the camera's battery, open any hatches or flaps you can and allow as much loose water to escape as possible and then let the camera dry out slowly. Maybe aid this by putting the camera somewhere warm but definitely do not heat the camera. Once the camera has had a chance to thoroughly dry out and you've charged the battery you may be lucky and find the camera still works.

I'm not holding out too much hope, however, and you may have to think about getting, or being given, a new camera. Rotten luck, if so, but if you have insurance (such as house contents or equivalent) it may be worth your while to claim, depending on the policy terms and conditions.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:08 am 
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I think the worst thing to do after getting electronics wet is to immediately turn them on to see if it still works. Unfortunately this is what most people intuitively do. As Bob said, you have to let it dry out completely, then when it's dry, let it dry out some more. After this, then you can try and see if it works.


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