Save money and hassle by making common electronics repairs at homeBy Sarah Aires
There's no feeling quite like the horror that ensues when you drop your iPad in a sink full of water, or your phone flies off a table screen-first onto a hardwood floor. But are you destined to spend hundreds on repairing or replacing the device? Fortunately, no. There are plenty of ways to solve common technology blunders cheaply and easily. Check out what to do when there's an issue with your digital camera, eReader and more-and the two fixes you shouldn't try at home. Photo by Thinkstock
The Problem: "My camera won't turn on."
The Fix: This common camera conundrum is easily fixable, says Chris MacAskill, co-founder and president of SmugMug, an online photo sharing and storage site. "It's likely a battery issue. Make sure it's charged and properly inserted and the battery door is closed. Many cameras design the battery and compartment to allow the battery to be inserted only in the correct way, but check the alignment anyway."