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This reminds me of the time I was doing sound for s documentary in Santa Cruz harbor in a fishing boat. I was asked to pass the camera to another guy in the dinghy - a $70,000 camera, in my hand over the water... I had nightmares about dropping it for weeks. But I didn't drop it. Your zoom does not cost as much as a house though!.
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
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On Sep 9, 2012, at 3:48 AM, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> I read an article some time ago about an expensive video camera that had been dropped into the water at the beach. The author, who had quite a bit of experience repairing such things, recommended leaving it immersed in fresh water until it could be dealt with properly. Then the procedure was pretty much what Adrian has suggested, a good long time to dry out with the help of rice, then some maintenance.
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> Joe Salerno
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> On 9/8/2012 6:05 PM, ADRIAN COSENTINI wrote:
>> Well I don't have first hand experience with this method. I read that if your cell phone falls in the water you can pack it in uncooked rice and the rice will absorb the moisture. Now that was for fresh water. If you dropped it in salt water there will be the salt damage on the circuits. There are solutions called "contact cleaners" (Radio Shack) that can help. But you'll have to open up the unit and spray the circuit board with contact cleaner. I've done this with remote control units for the TV and DVD players and it works, but I've never had to do that with a Zoom. So proceed with caution.
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