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Dan, Camera and Video Technician
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I live in Taos, New Mexico. there is no camera repair center

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I live in Taos, New Mexico. there is no camera repair center close. I have a 3 year old D3100 camera and DX 55-200mm 4-5.6 G lens that were briefly submerged in a mountain stream this morning when I slipped and fell into the water. Both lens and camera are fogged inside. Have dried with compressed air for computer use but still wet inside and camera will not function. Is this camera salvageable? Can it be repaired.
Jon Vordermark
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I look forward to assisting you today. Possibly, but what you need to do first is remove all power. Drying with compressed air will not get into the circuit board where the damage has most likely occurred. Now here is what you need to do next. Completely cover the camera and lens with white rice and leave it for about 5 to 7 days. This will work if there is no permanent damage to the main circuit board in the camera. Try testing it after the 5th day and see if you get any response. If not, put it back in and leave it for a few more days. You can use a zip lock bag if it is large enough, but if not find something you can cover. Let me know if you have any questions.

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