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Canon SL1 - My wife was walking on the beach when it began

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Canon SL1 - My wife was walking on the beach when it began to rain. She protected the camera inside her light jacket. The camera didn't get wet was exposed to very damp conditions until she could walk home. At home the camera would not come on. She recharged the battery but that didn't help. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Michael. I can help you with your question.

Battereries are extremely sensitive to moisture. It's very likely that the moisture itself damaged the battery - even if it didn't become "wet". Batteries have sensors I them that sense moisture and if to much accumulates, it will render the battery useless. This is for several reasons, including safety. Fortunately, replacing the battery with a new one should fix the issue, and it's an inexpensive fix. What I am linking you to is a Canon original replacement because it is what I would buy. Third party batteries are cheaper, but I don't recommend getting one since, in my experience, they vary greatly in terms of quality.

Please let me know if you still have questions.