Camera submerged in ocean, 3 days in rice it cane back. What to do now?

KabirRaut Website User Posts: 1
edited November 2019 in General

So i had a Panasonic Lumix GH4 submerge for a split second under seawater. It died. The battery had some of that blue-ish corrosive battery acid stuff on the metal connectors. After 24 hours in rice, the camera wouldn't budge. Two days later the function lights started weakly blinking when I'd insert the battery. Then when I just checked again, the whole thing came on, working fine. I pulled the battery and put it back in rice to be safe. So going forward, if it miraculously does work after fully drying obviously the salt is going to be corroding it. Should I make sure there is no power and put it in fresh water and let it dry for a week again?


  • tddavis
    tddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,526 Moderator

    @KabirRaut First, I would use rubbing alcohol instead of a water bath to neutralize the salt.  It evaporates faster.  Second, I would get a fresh battery to be totally safe.  So much can cause serious sort circuits on those these days I, myself, wouldn't chance it.  That's just my thoughts on the subject though, so maybe some of the camera guys no better than I.

  • TheBenNorris
    TheBenNorris Staff Administrator, Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,731 Staff

    @KabirRaut I have removed the malicious links from the end of your message as they serve no purpose to your post. I will also move this post to "Everything Else" as I don't believe it belongs here.

    I will also mention that due to the links and lack of activity on the forums you appear to be a bot, posting believable content without suspicious links will alleviate this suspicion.

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