Oh woe is me.

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My little Nikon P&S will not take a picture.

    Wife had it out last weekend & took a few shots in the rain of dogs dock jumping, came home & took a couple more shots in the house. After that it would not take a picture. Thinking moisture was the cause I took out the batteries & card leaving the camera to dry. It is now four days later & it will focus (as it did when it stopped working) but will not take a pic when the button is completely depressed. Fresh batteries & empty card make no difference.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    have you any silicon gel?
    I have found that if you place the affected device in a plastic bag or container and seal it in there with the silicon gel for a few days that the gel can remove nearly all the moisture - had a similar thing happen to my camera remote - two days sealed in and it now works fine
     
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    What a great idea. Now I need to find some silica gel.
     
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    You could pop into a shoe store. Most shoes have a little packet of silica in the box. Also clothing stores. Some clothing has packets within the plastic wrapping.

    Failing those options, some cat litter is made with silica gel..... :lol:

    (seriously, it is!)
     

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