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04-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #16
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One weekend several years ago, I was working on a critical marketing proposal using my laptop at home on my own time. I had been very productive with the aid of Samuel Adams . Unfortunately, with a poorly executed movement of my arm to grab a paper, I dumped a nearly full open top glass of beer over the keyboard . The laptop immediately shut itself down and I immediately turned it over to try to drain the beer out from the same direction it entered rather than letting it percolate all the way through the machine - and of course, I unplugged the power and took the battery out. That was a scary couple of days while I didn't touch the machine, waiting for it to dry out (I didn't use any rice or desiccant). Then came judgement day when I finally, and very anxiously, powered it up. To my amazement and relief, it booted successfully and I was able to retrieve the majority of my work (thank God for autosave!). The keyboard was very "crunchy" to begin with, but all the keys broke free and were usable. However, for the next year or so, high humidity would kind of "re-stick" the keys, providing a tactile "crunchy" reminder of what I'd done .

How does this relate? If I can pour a glass of beer on a PC and have it survive after adequate dry-out time, I'd say there is some hope for a camera's electronics exposed to pure water condensation!

Wishing you the best possible outcome!

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Wishing you the best possible outcome!
Thanks Daryl!
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I also had the 18-135 WR on the camera, so it should have been WR all around... DIdn't change the lense outside either.
I've shot in heavy rain with that combination and have never had a problem. So, I do wonder if there's some other issue perhaps?
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That is why you wrap it in a paper towel. It's kinda pointless trying to dry out a weather sealed camera if the weather sealing is keeping the moisture in.

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I'd say put a lens on, or at the very least the body cap if doing this!
You don't want rice getting inside and scratching your sensor. Likely to not happen, but in my world that very thing would happen to me...


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FWIW, dry-cabinet's (or small dry-boxes with electric de-humidifiers) are a good investment, if you find yourself regularly shooting in damp environments, have to store your gear in humid places - or have to dry out some problem gear ...
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I'd say put a lens on, or at the very least the body cap if doing this!
Better still, take off the lens and drape tightly over the open mount a panty hose (nylon stocking or similar). Put the cam opening facing down in a small box and fill up the box with rice. Better than rice would be Desiccant. For this purpose I keep collecting over the years the small Desiccant satchels which are often supplied with certain food such as rice crackers. (Keep them unsaturated by microwaving them very briefly from time to time, often only needs a few seconds in the microwave)

Have you made sure the lens has not moved from the "A" setting ". Can happen unnoticed when changing lenses.

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The camera is in a rice box. How long should I wait before trying it again?
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I'd stick the rice box on top of the fridge (where it's always nice and warm) and wait at least 3 days to a week.

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I'd stick the rice box on top of the fridge (where it's always nice and warm) and wait at least 3 days to a week.

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Have you removed the SD-card/cards and then turned it on?
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Have you removed the SD-card/cards and then turned it on?
Yes I did!
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My k5 got damaged this way this winter. Went to Cuba with the camera in bagages. The k5 was really cold when I got it back. Opened and changed lens and the hot wet air of Cuba got in. Got some random troubles. In the end metering wouldn't work anymore. It's in the repair shop right now.
Hope it goes better for you.
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It should have started by now, guess it is smoked.
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QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
It should have started by now, guess it is smoked.


No harm continuing to do the good things described above even if it has not yet started. It might just need more time.


If you have various alternates for the interchangeable bits: lenses, SD cards, battery, change them all one at a time to see if the difficulty is with one of those things, or how it is inserted.


Do you have face to face access to an old style camera shop which can do repairs. If so, take it to them and they may be able to give more advice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Finger Quote
My k5 got damaged this way this winter. Went to Cuba with the camera in bagages. The k5 was really cold when I got it back. Opened and changed lens and the hot wet air of Cuba got in. Got some random troubles. In the end metering wouldn't work anymore. It's in the repair shop right now.
Hope it goes better for you.
850$ to fix a k5
I guess I'll keep my live view/manual k-5.
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