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TSb3nl3y
post Jun 21 2019, 12:09 PM, updated 3 months ago

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Hi guys I've a canon 7D that has salt water flush damage bangwall.gif (it was not submerged but salt water got into my bag for brief moment)

it won't turn on now and I need recommendations of where can I send it for a cheap repair?

thanks
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post Jun 21 2019, 12:15 PM

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clean, dry it asap, else be like my a6k where my friend borrow it and do not tell me. after a month she told me. sent repair also no use. kira total lost.
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post Jun 21 2019, 12:19 PM

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QUOTE(Fzeo @ Jun 21 2019, 12:15 PM)
clean, dry it asap, else be like my a6k where my friend borrow it and do not tell me. after a month she told me. sent repair also no use. kira total lost.
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did that. waited few days to be dried but i think total lost already because cannot turn on.......... mad.gif

but it was just a little bit of salt water!!! konon canon 7d weather seal

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post Jun 21 2019, 12:28 PM

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Salt water GG already wor, need to change the mainboard. better buy new camera wor
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post Jun 21 2019, 12:29 PM

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No instant Thirsty Hippo?

How many days has it been wor?
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post Jun 21 2019, 12:32 PM

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it's been 1 week. just wondering if there's any other way to repair it cheaply..

ouch what an expensive damage
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post Jun 21 2019, 03:03 PM

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try search ISO Hunter on Facebook, can ask him what the cost to repair it. Last time i went there he's fixing 2 Sony, both of them are salt water damage.

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post Jun 22 2019, 08:36 PM

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QUOTE(b3nl3y @ Jun 21 2019, 12:19 PM)
did that. waited few days to be dried but i think total lost already because cannot turn on.......... mad.gif 

but it was just a little bit of salt water!!! konon canon 7d weather seal
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salt water is differ than rain water.

salt water react fast to corrode. try go sent shop. if total lost, rip. can get 6d used at 2.4k or around that price.
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post Jun 23 2019, 03:15 PM

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QUOTE(b3nl3y @ Jun 21 2019, 12:19 PM)
did that. waited few days to be dried but i think total lost already because cannot turn on.......... mad.gif 

but it was just a little bit of salt water!!! konon canon 7d weather seal
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weather seal on most camera stands no chance against sea water

even if you are using 1DX or D5, sea water can still kill them pretty quick
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post Jun 24 2019, 02:58 PM

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drying off a salt water damage is wrong.
i made this mistake few years back.
should have pulled out hte battery & card.
rinse the camera inside out with water, then only dry.
will have better chance

if u immediately put to dry and after dried.
the salt will crystalize and mostlikely the circuitry kaput d.
crystalized salt in lens worse summore, u twist the focus ring/zoom will screech and scratch the glass & inside.

i was quoted by Sony more than the camera itself buying new for repair.
end up on the shelf till now as a reminder for me.
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post Jun 24 2019, 03:47 PM

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QUOTE(b3nl3y @ Jun 21 2019, 12:09 PM)
Hi guys I've a canon 7D that has salt water flush damage  bangwall.gif (it was not submerged but salt water got into my bag for brief moment)

it won't turn on now and I need recommendations of where can I send it for a cheap repair?

thanks
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take out battery and card
give it an alcohol bath
rinse and dry for few days
try turn it on again

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post Jun 25 2019, 12:11 AM

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QUOTE(mastering89 @ Jun 24 2019, 02:58 PM)
drying off a salt water damage is wrong.
i made this mistake few years back.
should have pulled out hte battery & card.
rinse the camera inside out with water, then only dry.
will have better chance

if u immediately put to dry and after dried.
the salt will crystalize and mostlikely the circuitry kaput d.
crystalized salt in lens worse summore, u twist the focus ring/zoom will screech and scratch the glass & inside.

i was quoted by Sony more than the camera itself buying new for repair.
end up on the shelf till now as a reminder for me.
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white = salt crystalized


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post Jun 25 2019, 07:04 PM

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QUOTE(mastering89 @ Jun 24 2019, 02:58 PM)
drying off a salt water damage is wrong.
i made this mistake few years back.
should have pulled out hte battery & card.
rinse the camera inside out with water, then only dry.
will have better chance

if u immediately put to dry and after dried.
the salt will crystalize and mostlikely the circuitry kaput d.
crystalized salt in lens worse summore, u twist the focus ring/zoom will screech and scratch the glass & inside.

i was quoted by Sony more than the camera itself buying new for repair.
end up on the shelf till now as a reminder for me.
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I agreed. 1st time, I dropped my camcorder on wet sand, there wasn't any excessive water, yet the salt water finds it ways into the inert and consumed the ciruit board and the whole cam gone. 2nd time, salt water encounter was my Godox tt600 flash that was in a softbox, dropped into the sea water at the beach. It was entirely wet and it went 'pop'. I thought that thing fried already. Took back home, open it as much as possible, put it under running water for few minutes, then dry with hairdryer and left it for few days. Put together and works till today. biggrin.gif
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post Jun 26 2019, 09:49 AM

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Any amount of water is bad for electronics, the longer salt water sits on the camera, the more chances that it will interact with the components. Professional clean or repair is perhaps your only available routes but for the latter that might cost plenty.
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post Jul 10 2019, 08:27 AM

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Last time my em5 mark 2 splashed by seawater while crossing a bridge at Timang Beach.
Olympus Malaysia checked and cleaned it for RM 90. After a year still OK.

https://youtu.be/sEP7wrefF2Q
Jump to 2:40 to see the splash.

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