Water in Camera

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  1. johnahern

    johnahern New Member

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    I hope this gives hope to the desperate:
    I've taken my Olympuss mju1030 all over the world and used it underwater a lot over two years. Recently it stopped working (underwater) and I found it had drops of saltwater inside the battery and card compartments. It was dead - no light no shutter. I rinsed it and put it outside in the hot Australian sun for days - still no joy after a month of this. I sent it to Olympus and they quoted me a repair charge of HUNDREDS - just AU$20 less than the next model up. It was returned to me without charge.
    I poured hot water over it and I put some cottonwool tips soaked in methelayted spirits in there - left it open for a week and suddenly it started working by degrees over a week and even the flicks on the card were retrievable.
    It works fine now except for the 'menu' - but that too may come alive eventually!
    My advice is: don't throw it away - leave it to dry out for a week or a month - or two.:) I'll buy the newer model 1080 before my next trip. John
     
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  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the information.
     
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