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    Default Saving that dunked digital camera

    Thanks to another message board where I read about this possibility, I was able to save my recently dunked digital camera.
    I'm not sure how it happened, other than the fact that I forgot to zip the pocket closed on my waders, *it dropped into a good 2 feet of water. *
    After a couple of seconds of disbelief I reached in, up to my shoulder and recovered my Casio Exilim pocket digital. *
    Fighting the urge, I DID NOT TURN THE CAMERA ON !!!!! This evidently will surely fry every circuit in the camera. I brought it home, removed the battery, memory card, and left it open to dry out. *:-/
    Today was the 7th day since the dunking, and I dared to turn it on to find that it indeed worked. YEAH !!!!! *
    So, if this happens to you, fight the urge and wait it out. Maybe you'll be as lucky as me, and live to shoot again. *



    HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!!


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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    Thanks for the info. I like to pic too.
    --Griff--

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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    Thanks for this post JF. We just had a similar accident to happen today.
    Hugh Hartsell---East Tn.
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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    For any of you all who run into such a problem again. Remove everything (batteries and cards) then take a zip lock bag, fill it full o' rice seal and place in a window seal for a day or so! The rice will, of course, absorb the water and retain the water! Works well with watches to! Better than waiting a week and the risk of rust setting up on your equipment, camera's are expensive!

    Hope this helps for future troubles!
    Fishermansfly

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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    Having visited the bottom of many streams personally, I can tell you this works. Works great for cell phones also. Just fight the urge to turn them on


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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    Good news! Very sweet pick by the way! Glad to see trout still love them prince nymphs!

    AA
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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    ok, I dropped my camera in a cold December river. I took all the stuff out and put it in a bag of rice and its sitting in the dash of my car right now. Is there anything else i need to do, other than wait? And, will this really save my camera?

    MTN_TRT
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    Default Re: Saving that dunked digital camera

    That's pretty much it, and you should be pleasantly surprised! Patience is key.

    Gerry Romer
    "I've since learned to use the best knot rather than the one that uses the least line. I go through more tippet material but compensate by drinking cheaper whiskey. One must have priorities." ... Art Scheck

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