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My camara got wet with salt water and does not turn on.

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You probably shorted the circuit when you tried to turn it on before letting it completely dry (could take a week). Besides, salt water will continue to damage even after drying so maybe it's time to think about another camera.

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My olympus tough tg-310 got wet inside with salt water form the beach now it won't turn on please help.


There is very little that can be done, salt water will corrode metal on contact, all eletronic parts have been compromised, if the memory card is still intact save your pictures and remove it from the camera to transfer to new hardware. Replacing the camera unfortuneately is the only option.

Apr 02, 2012 | Olympus TOUGH TG-310 Digital Camera

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Water softener salt bridging


One of the most frequent problems with water softening systems is salt bridging in the salt/brine tank. There are several reasons for salt bridging to occur. This generally occurs when pellet type salts or potassium chloride is used to regenerate the water softening system. Pellet type salts contain binding agents that in turn give the salt a very starchy consistency when wet. As water evaporates in the brine tank the pellet salts partially dissolve, bind together and form a "salt bridge" in the tank. Potassium chloride (Kcl) acts in the same way. Excess water in the salt tank, with high salt levels, can also cause salt bridging. Improper softener brining and lack of proper brine refill will cause bridging to occur as well.

What is the best way to alleviate these problems?

1. When using pellet type salts or potassium chloride only keep the salt tank about 1/2 full. This prevents too much compaction of the salts and helps to prevent bridging. When using potassium chloride get the salt tank off the floor on a wooden platform to prevent wicking of moisture from concrete floors.

2. Use a high grade of salt. Most water treatment dealers use either
DuraCube or HardiCube water softener salts produced by Cargill Corp.
Cargill has a link to find dealers in your area.
https://saltapps.cargill.com/cargillsalt/product_locator_new.asp

Solar Salt is another option as the crystal structure is very hard and virtually impossible to bridge. This is also available from many Cargill salt dealers and in stores.

3. Let the salt tank run down to 80-100lbs of salt or potassium a couple times per year to help prevent buildup of dissolved salts in brine tank.

4. Yearly maintenance of the water treatment system helps also. Restrictions in the brining system (injector/eductor assembly) caused by sediment and oxidized iron buildup cause improper brining and too much water in salt tank during refill. Have this assembly cleaned yearly. Have the water tested to see if the water chemistry or usage have changed and adjustments to the system are necessary.

5. Avoid using rock salts to prevent buildup of sediment in brine tank (which causes service problems).

Practice these tips and you will have fewer water softener problems and more consistent quality softened water.

I wish you good water!
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on May 17, 2011 | Water Dispensing & Filtration

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Yes, a whale at sea world got my camara wet, i still can turn on but is very foggy, i connected it to tv and i was able to watch the videos. thanks Sony dcr sr68


When a digital camera takes on salt water the outcome is not good, once inside it will corrode the ic pins on the circuit board and work it's way in the casing, eventually the camera will go into cascade failure until it becomes unusable. This can take hours, days, or even weeks before it is finished, I recommend transferring your photo's while you still can.

Jun 07, 2011 | Cameras

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Took the Canon Power Shot on a fishing charter at Coasta Rico. Camera was dampened in a bag with a wave of salt water. Not drenched but dampened. Took batteries out and dried camera for 7 days and still...


Saltwater? I don't think you're going to revive this camera. If it were fresh water - you'd have a fighting chance - but salt water is highly corrosive and is a much better electrical conductor than fresh water. Even if you managed to get the camera work right after it got wet - chances are the salt would eventually "work its magic" and corrode metal circuits inside the camera and cause it to fail - much the way salt "eats cars" in areas that roads are treated with salt in winter to control ice.

If you ever have a water problem with something not designed to get wet, place the item in a bowl of uncooked rice. Cover completely and let it sit a day or two. The dry rice will wick away water and moisture on and inside the device. If doused in salt water, the water will be absorbed - but salt deposits are left behind, as salt can not be evaporated.

I know it wasn't what you wanted to hear... good luck.

Mar 28, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

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I dropped my son's camara under my car and it was in the camara case, But it rain all night. When Iwent to get it the case was wet and the camara less is foggie but the camara turn on and off what do I...


Leave it in a dry environment for a few days until everything dries. I'm afraid the camera is permanently damaged if the rain has salt or chemical content. Hopefully it doesn't and it's just a matter of drying out.

Nov 09, 2010 | Cameras

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How to fix a wet digi cam?


Let it dry completely.. Take out battery, do not turn on until dry. If wet with fresh water, should still work if not shorted out already. Salt water is much worse. Put it somewhere dry for about a week before trying again.

Sep 16, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S640 Digital Camera

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I let my camara fall in the sea their was no


Sorry but saltwater is the worst thing after fire or total crushing that any electronic device can be exposed to. Salt causes physical and chemical damage which is near impossible to reverse. You might not have seen any water inside the camera, but it only takes a tiny amount to destroy a digital camera.

Your camera may look ok, but it's a write-off. It's impossible to remove all residual salt which will continue to corrode circuitry inside the camera. Any tiny pockets of trapped saltwater are eletcrically conductive and will cause electronic faults, any condensation which occasionally gets into all cameras just dissolves trapped salt to effectively become seawater.

The only hope would have been to immediately remove the battery and memory cards and then to immerse the camera in de-ionised water, but even then the camera would likely have been ruined. Leaving it to dry out for two days has simply ensured that remaining salt deposits are now buried deeply within the components and absorbent materials used in the camera.

Sorry to disappoint you, but your only hope is that the camera was insured against accidental damage. Even then, the insurer may refuse to pay by arguing that your camera was put at unnecessary risk by not being in a waterproof housing.

I hope that my reply has still been of use to you; please don't forget to rate my answer.


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Wet DS


Rice can do miracles when used to absorb water, for this reason it is commonly used for this purpose, have you ever seen some rice in a salt saker and wondered why it was there? salt goes bad when it gets wet, so it absorbs the moisture from the air. Just ensure its raw rice, and not cooked.
Give it a day or two in the rice and wish it luck, unless you happen to have the custom screw driver required to open it up and dry it. Don't turn it on in the mean time. By turning on a wet device you run the risk of short circuiting it if you haven't already done so.

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Have a Sony DSC-W120 digital camera that got wet and has quit working.


Well some people believe that if u put ur wet camara without the battery the on (uncooked) rice for 24 hours all the water left in it will leave the camara for good.

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

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Dishwasher salt


Cooking salt contains ingredients that could damage your dishwasher. It could increase water hardness and they are likely to clog when wet. Suck out as much water as you can from the salt cup,enter there dishwasher salt and run your washer few empty cycles on the lowest temperature. Good luck

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