K30 fried after using in rain

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Simon Devlin
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Re: K30 fried after using in rain
In reply to Sinnettc, 11 months ago

Sinnettc wrote:

+1 on the rice. One of my K20D's leaked and started overheating (shorted battery?) in the field. Took it home and put it in a bag with a cup of rice for 3 days. No issues since, though I've not taken it out in the pouring rain either. Before I do I think I'll take a look at the gasket with a magnifying glass and make sure there's no hairs or cracks that would cause the leak.

That's fine about the rice but the camera clearly isn't WR. It is supposed to withstand more abuse than this.

If it does dry out OK that means I can't take it out in the rain which is why I bought into the Pentax system!

What gasket? It wasn't the battery compartment, it was as dry as a bone!

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