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I misunderstood the weather sealing... now my screen is fuzzy

 
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Oct 25, 2010 01:19 |  #1

I was shooting in a rainy track day for the first time ever. I tried to at least get something water resistant to prevent gears from getting wet the best possible. The body ended somewhat exposed when I'm shooting in the method I'm comfortable with. I went yesterday and shoot for a little over couple hours without issues. Went to the track today a 2nd time to shoot under the same condition for almost the whole day.

It seems like I totally misunderstood the weather sealing. The screen is fuzzy at the end of the day. Is there something I can try to dry the inside up?


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Oct 25, 2010 01:24 |  #2

My 7D was wet last week. I opened it up, like removing the battery and the memorycard and placed the camera behind my graphic card. 72 degrees C and let it be there in four hours.


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Oct 25, 2010 01:27 |  #3

Well, water resistance does have its limits -- dunk a 1D body under water and you'll probably have issues. But, the most resistant Canon bodies are the 1D bodies -- pros and enthusiasts take them out in the "elements" all the time, so if you really want resistance that's the way to go -- I've yet to hear that the 7D matches them in that regard. I've had my 1D3 out in some weather, but when I last had my 5D Classic in a drizzle, the top LCD started misbehaving.


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Oct 25, 2010 04:08 |  #4

It's almost 10 hours since that happened and no major improvements yet. I'm trying to put it near a heater vent and hopefully that may be able to dry out some of the moisture. Will see in the morning.


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Oct 25, 2010 05:19 |  #5

Try putting the camera in rice or kitty litter, it will suck out all the moisture.



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Oct 25, 2010 05:22 as a reply to  @ JonSC's post |  #6

^ the rice bag idea works. If not try to find some Silica packs from a hardware store and shove it all into a ziplock bag along with your camera.


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Oct 25, 2010 05:28 |  #7

I air dry when anything gets wet. Give it another 24 hours.


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Oct 25, 2010 20:26 |  #8

It's been 24 hours... The situation has not improved.

The body can take pics just fine, but the screen is still showing funny colors. I will try to put it next to the heater later tonight and see if there's improvement before moving on to other methods.


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Oct 25, 2010 20:37 as a reply to  @ slr_noob's post |  #9

Are you referring to the LCD screen??

If so,, what has happened is that water has gotten between the plastic cover and the actual LCD screen itself.. I've not done this, but apparently the plastic cover is quite easy to remove..


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Oct 25, 2010 20:39 |  #10

The rice bag, kitty litter, Silica method is tried, tested and proven. That is the default way of drying any electronics that has gotten wet. You should try that first.


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Oct 25, 2010 21:04 |  #11

RIce!!!


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Oct 25, 2010 21:16 |  #12

coldcuts113 wrote in post #11164701 (external link)
RIce!!!

Yep,, don't you put a few grains of rice in your salt shakers to stop them clogging up because of moisture??


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Oct 25, 2010 22:52 |  #13

yogestee wrote in post #11164517 (external link)
If so,, what has happened is that water has gotten between the plastic cover and the actual LCD screen itself.. I've not done this, but apparently the plastic cover is quite easy to remove..

Not on a 7D tho, I've heard it's more complicated and it's glass not plastic. Can anyone confirm or correct that for me?


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Oct 25, 2010 23:19 |  #14

Putting it into the refrigerator overnight will pull a lot of moisture out of it as well.


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Oct 25, 2010 23:58 |  #15

bbeck4x4 wrote in post #11165475 (external link)
Putting it into the refrigerator overnight will pull a lot of moisture out of it as well.

That may work because it's pretty much an A/C to cool things and will drive moisture out (like defogging windows in a car) at the same time.


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