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Posted: 8/1/2005 10:14:57 AM EDT
My 2 year old tossed my Nikon 8700 (digital) into the ocean this weekend. It was recovered and then immersed in fresh water, but I fear it is dead. I have written its obit, but I will try anything anyone can suggest to attempt a resucitation. I remember hearing that soaking in rubbing alcohol and drying is ok for circuit boards.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:15:28 AM EDT
What were you trying to do? Photograph your gun collection?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:16:50 AM EDT

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:18:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What were you trying to do? Photograph your gun collection?



Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:19:16 AM EDT
circuit boards will tolerate rubbing alcohol (or DI water, for that matter) - some components on the boards vary (switches & potentiometers might not) - partial disassembly would help, else find a dry place and let the moisture evaporate (after a rinse to get rid of conductive salt water residue.

Give Nikon Cust Service a call too, they are usually pretty helpful
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:19:22 AM EDT
Thanks DB, I needed to laugh about this one.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:26:31 AM EDT
Sorry about your luck, but I have had 2 cameras immersed in salt water, and it likely will never be right again. The first was an AE1p in the real ocean, and it was unsalvageable. The second was a T-50 that went into a saltwater fish tank. The T50 was in my camera repair guy's hands within 20 muinutes of the incident [he lives just down the street from me] and even with "professional help" he was unable to make it work again.. And both of those were film cameras. I imagine your Digital camera is in even worse doo-doo. Sorry.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:27:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:37:31 AM EDT
Sadly, it was on when it went in.

Looks like a lost cause.

Thanks for the input everyone.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:56:23 AM EDT
Send it in to Nikon.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:13:34 PM EDT
You should take this as an opportunity (excuse) to buy a digital SLR!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:20:07 PM EDT
So...what ever happened to your two-year-old?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:00:58 PM EDT
Put a Black Rifle on the cameras ass and be done with it

Way to go Kid!!!!!!!!!!
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