Camera submerged in ocean, 3 days in rice it cane back. What to do now?

edited September 1 in HitFilm User Gallery

So i had a Panasonic Lumix GH4 submerge for a split second under seawater. It died. The battery had some of that blue-ish corrosive battery acid stuff on the metal connectors. After 24 hours in rice, the camera wouldn't budge. Two days later the function lights started weakly blinking when I'd insert the battery. Then when I just checked again, the whole thing came on, working fine. I pulled the battery and put it back in rice to be safe. So going forward, if it miraculously does work after fully drying obviously the salt is going to be corroding it. Should I make sure there is no power and put it in fresh water and let it dry for a week again? whatsapp web whatsapp plus routerlogin




  • @KabirRaut ; First, I would use rubbing alcohol instead of a water bath to neutralize the salt.  It evaporates faster.  Second, I would get a fresh battery to be totally safe.  So much can cause serious sort circuits on those these days I, myself, wouldn't chance it.  That's just my thoughts on the subject though, so maybe some of the camera guys no better than I.

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