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(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2012
3:54 AM

Post #9219041

I have a kodak easy share camera.Last weekend was my Grandson's b-day party and I was taking pics. I sat the camera on the table briefly, but before I could even blink, my precious Granddaughter, who was playing in the sand, picked the camera up with sandy, wet, hands. She had gotten sand in the lens and the shutter will not operate now. I can't get the camera to even stay on. I tried to blow it out with air, but it did not work.
Any suggestions?

thanks in advance,
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9219108

How much is it worth? I'd give up, sell it for parts on eBay and get a newer better camera.
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 26, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9219236

Yeah, like a 50D or 60D...LOLOL


Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9220120

Sounds like the water fried the electronics. Whenever water hits something electronic (cell phone, camera, etc.), the first thing to do is pull out the battery to minimize the possibility of a short. Never try to turn it on until it is completely dried out. One way I've seen to dry out electronics is to put them in a bowl covered with rice. Rice is a fairly good desiccant, but there are better ones - silica gel, or even some types of kitty litter.

You can try pulling out the battery and card and putting it in a bowl of rice (or kitty litter) for a couple of days, but I suspect it is done for.

My DH dropped our Kodak P&S camera when we were kayaking. We pulled the battery and did everything we were supposed to do, but it still didn't work. Amazingly, Kodak fixed it. They even knew it had been dunked which invalidated the warranty, but they fixed it anyway. It might be worth a phone call to them.

Good luck!

(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9221207

That is what I was afraid of. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Unfortunatly, I am not real gifted at photography. Before digital, I was always the one who took the pics, that cut off heads, double exposures,(although some d e s turned out pretty cool looking). I bought the camera at Big Lots so it didn't cost a whole lot.
Thanks again for all the input.


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