On 08/09/2012, Timothy Wisniewski wrote:
> Hello, all.
> I have a bit of a problem here. While recording sounds of waves
> along the rocky shoreline of Portland, Maine, my H4n handy recorder
> decided to take a swim. After fishing it out, I immediately removed
> the batteries and SD card, shook all the loose water out of it and
> left the battery and SD card slots open, hoping to dry out the
> interior electronics using the outdoor air and sun. Hours later,
> after sufficiently drying out, I attempted to power it up,
> alternatively with new batteries and the external power cord, both
> without success.
> Is it time to say farewell to my H4n and get a new one? Is there any
> hope in repairing it? I've heard encouraging things about SD cards
> surviving trips through the laundry, so at least I'm not too worried
> about the recordings I had on the card.
Any electronics that has been dropped into salt water should be
immediately immersed in fresh water. Distilled or deionised would be
ideal, but tap water will do.
It is the salt that does the damage.
When you have the salt out, you can dry the item.
Batteries need to be removed at once, too.
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