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Old Mar 18, 2005, 8:22 PM   #1
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I recently dropped my Minolta Z1 into the drink..it then, not surprisingly,quit working altogether. Through some stroke of luck I put batteries in it today and it fired rightup! Everything seems to be working again--I guess it just needed to dry out a bit--but I now have some grains--flecks really--of salt or dirton the inside of the lens and unfortunately they show up in the photos. Is there any way for me to access the salt and clean it off myselfor is it now up for a trip to camera repair shop? The salt appears to be just behind the outside layer of glass/plastic lens but I don't see a way to get in there..is it at all possible for a home fix for this problem or should it be left to an expert?

Thanks for any ideas,

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Old Mar 18, 2005, 9:50 PM   #2
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I think you'll have to get the experts to fix that. Not only that....it sounds like you dropped it in salt water right? In that case, it might be important to get the experts to dismantle the camera and give it a good clean-out. If the salt water got onto wires and circuits etc, the camera may just stop working at any time...due to corrosion.
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