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I've used my Lumix camera in the ocean and now, the screen

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I've used my Lumix camera in the ocean and now, the screen has marks that seems like rust and water in it and I can not put on the power of the camera. What can I do to get it fixed ?
the model is DMC-T52
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

How old is the Panasonic T52 camera in question? measured from its date of purchase.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
around 4 years - it is a TS2 - not a T52 - my mistake
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

At 4 years old, it is out of warranty for sure.

Repairs to this camera... are in various locations. Please tell me what town/city and province you are located in.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm in Québec province, in Granby. It is not something that I can do on my side ?
is it usual after 4 years that kind of problem ?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Whether such a fault is usual is hard to say, but that it has survived the (1-year from original purchase date) warranty term before having a major problem, is unquestionable.

I don't think, unfortunately, that you can repair this sort of defect - *and* preserve the waterproof status of your camera. Digital cameras have very fine parts, require fine tools and a delicate experienced touch, and anything in the optics is particularly delicate. Self-repair can be done in some cases for some kinds of problems, but only if there is adequate instructions of the highest quality available for precisely the same model. In this case, for this model, I am not sure that there are such instructions.

This is the one address found anywhere near your location, for a Panasonic digital camera repair facility:

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Mississauga, ON L4W 4J5, Canada

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