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Let wife use camera over weekend. She says some guy spilled a big cup of water on it. No power. No visible water or residue. Tried disassembly of back for visual inspection. The back cover would not come off. Seems something was engaged on the upper portion, but, did not see any screws. I miss a functional camera. Please help.



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There's a trick I've read about for cell phones with water damage, it's placing the damaged phone in a bowl of uncooked rice - completely covering it. Leave it for a couple days & check it out. 1st I would remove the battery & dry it best as i could and maybe swab inside battery compartment with a q-tip and then let the rice try & absorb what it can for 2-3 days & see.
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Let wife use camera over weekend. She says some guy spilled a big cup of water on it. No power. No visible water or residue. Tried disassembly of back for visual inspection. The back cover would not come off. Seems something was engaged on the upper portion, but, did not see any screws. I miss a functional camera. Please help.


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