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nikon 4300 digital camera fell in water

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Ddwmtbc, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Ddwmtbc

    Ddwmtbc Guest

    it took 5 minutes to retrieve it . I warmed it under lamps, then the next day
    vacuum dried it and all moisture was gone, as well as the battery. Battery
    shows 8.5 volts. However, absolutely no response, completely dead, not even a
    light comes on. I have taken shell off of camera and verified small sanyo
    permanent battery still has voltage with my multimeter, and that on/off switch
    works, but cannot verify alot else. Anyone know what the likely problem is?
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Your camera uses all SMD technology, and the boards inside are not supported
    for servicing at the board level. If you take the camera to Nikon, they
    will clean it up in a clean room environment, change the necessary boards,
    and perform the proper calibrations to make it work. Most likely there is
    damage at the chip level. This is common with these when they get wet.

    It may infact be cheaper for you to get a new camera when considering what
    it would cost to service your camera when not covered under warranty.
    Purchase a model that can have a water proof casing. Most of the major
    camera manufactures have such models. With this casing, you do not have to
    worry about splashing or wetting the camera. I have even seen these be
    damaged when used out in a heavy rain storm!



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    it took 5 minutes to retrieve it . I warmed it under lamps, then the next
    day
    vacuum dried it and all moisture was gone, as well as the battery. Battery
    shows 8.5 volts. However, absolutely no response, completely dead, not even
    a
    light comes on. I have taken shell off of camera and verified small sanyo
    permanent battery still has voltage with my multimeter, and that on/off
    switch
    works, but cannot verify alot else. Anyone know what the likely problem is?
     
  3. David

    David Guest

    There is water/corrosion damage inside the multi layer pcb, underneath
    all the surface mount components, inside some of the ic's where the
    pins go in.
    Basically time to go buy a new one.
    David
     
  4. Nigel

    Nigel Guest

    (Ddwmtbc) wrote in
    Yes, it's completely shagged.

    Have you contacted your home insurance company to see if you're covered for
    a replacement ? Most policies cover those kinds of items even if not in the
    house, although there are usually conditions attached - see what they say.
     
  5. warren weber

    warren weber Guest

    is?

    After reading things like this I am glad I always use the neck strap on my
    cameras. It only takes a split second to drop a camera. Warren
     
  6. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    The water you dropped it in probably was not pure water,so when you dried
    it,the mineral content and contaminants were left as deposits on the
    innards.Conductive deposits.
    You should have first flushed with distilled water,then isopropyl alcohol.
    Too late now.
     
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