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I have an Olympus SP-550UZ. I fell in the water and the

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I have an Olympus SP-550UZ. I fell in the water and the camera got wet and won't power up. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer, I look forward to assisting you today. First thing is to remove the battery and don't try to power it up. Let me know when you have done that please.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

You can try putting the camera in a cheesecloth, cotton or other porous material bag and then putting the bag in a container of rice for a week or so. This will absorb all moisture from the camera and, believe it or not, this has worked on many occasions. However, more often than not, the water has already shorted out something on a circuit board and you may want to consider replacing the camera. Try the rice trick first. It may save the day. By the way. Take the battery out of the camera immediately if not sooner.

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