I have an M730 series Digital camera from HP. It got wet on vacation - not soaked, just a bit wet. At first I could turn it on and it would tell me I needed to reformat the memory board. Now I can't get it to turn on at all. I went to the store where I purchased the camera and we tried a new memory board - no luck. I took the camera apart and blew out and brushed out all the sand residue (very little). Still no power. Any solutions?
Make: HP Photosmart
Model: M730 Series
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