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Old Feb 12, 2003, 8:14 PM   #1
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I dropped my D100 into the river and it got soaked what should I do. I have shaken as much water out of it as I can, should I use a hair Dryer? What should I do?

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Old Feb 12, 2003, 11:17 PM   #2
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OMG Did you remove the batteries as soon as you got it out of the water? I'm sorry, but I have little hope your D100 will be okay after a splash like that The compactflash may yet survive, but the D100 I think will have to be sent to Nikon for some expensive repairs. The lens too if it was on the body at the time.
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Old Feb 13, 2003, 9:28 AM   #3
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Why do you drop d100 into river? Are you SHOCK and drop your camera because of beautiful woman with bikini behind the waterfall?? <sigh>. BUT one thing where is your camera strip around your neck!?!?

Or were you slippery fall into river yourself with camera?

BUT how happen you drop?
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Old Feb 13, 2003, 6:38 PM   #4
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The canoe I was in was swamped by by some guy in a Bass boat he never slowed down and never looked back.

Please does anyone have any suggestions will it dry out? or can I take it apart and use a hairdryer to dry it or is it a case of death by drowning?

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Old Feb 13, 2003, 9:46 PM   #5
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your best bet is to fedex that to Nikon ASAP and get on your knees and pray.

did you have it insured?
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Old Feb 14, 2003, 9:43 AM   #6
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Lenny, Oh canoe is fun but not fun for carry camera! I know you meant happen.

You cannot use blow dry or anything for wet digital camera because some kind of metal like PIN of chip or whatever will be RUST that is not good. Send to repair if possible repalce or lucky. IF you have warrenty. Next time, if you want canoe again then you should buy special waterhouse which is underwater with D100 for scuba. It's impress! but it didnt say price. boo hoo.

Hey, if repair say price... then you tell your partner pay for it for you, ha.
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Oops, sorry, not your PARTNER, I meant you look stupid guy who hit you, so you put WANTED ALIVE OR DEAD guy face for PAY REPAIR post. ha

Well sent repair or more expenisve if you try dry and not work.
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Old Feb 14, 2003, 10:44 AM   #8
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Remove all of the batteries.
Seperate the lens from the camera.
Place the lens and camera in seperate ziplock freezer bags.
Immediately call Nikon, arrage for repairs and ship ASAP.

The bag will help to prevent rust and corrosion. The camera will have to be completely stripped, cleaned, lubricated and reassembled. The same is true for the lens assembly.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Old Feb 19, 2003, 5:21 PM   #9
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Wanted to thank you al for your advice. My D-100 is on it's way to Melville. Say a prayer.

Thanks Lenny
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Old Feb 22, 2003, 10:59 AM   #10
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Lenny,

I am sure all will go well. It is always disheartening when a good time goes south when a camera is damaged. Nikon has a great team of techs, they will treat your baby right.

Whenever in water situations like that, I have learned to bring a ziplock bag with, and to keep it in there when not in immediate use. I also really like disposabe cameras for that kind of environment.

Best of luck to you.
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