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    monstersnowman
    19 Sep 2008 - 10:35 PM

    Just realised I machine-washed an 8gb 'MyMemory; 133x compact flash card in a shirt and then left it in the damp shirt to dry. On placing it back in my camera it worked fine !!!!! Only cost me 17.99 but it seems to have withstood the full wash cycle unscathed. Has anyone else done likewise? Do they normally withstand a 40 degree wash?

    Last Modified By monstersnowman at 19 Sep 2008 - 10:36 PM
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    boony
    boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Sep 2008 - 10:37 PM

    cant see why a card shouldnt , as long as its thoroughly dried before putting it back in the cam

    Scutter
    Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Sep 2008 - 9:22 AM


    Quote: Just realised I machine-washed an 8gb 'MyMemory; 133x compact flash card in a shirt and then left it in the damp shirt to dry. On placing it back in my camera it worked fine !!!!!

    I presume it washed all the pictures off as well! Interesting way of reformatting it Wink
    Ben

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    20 Sep 2008 - 10:35 AM

    I have washed a few in my time. Used to put them in that little pocket that you get on jeans and then forget they were there...
    They have always seemed to survive....

    BubbaG2000
    20 Sep 2008 - 12:09 PM

    It's "dirty" water (salty, sugary, soapy) that messes up electronics. As long as you rinse it properly (I assume you had a rinse cycle!) and dry it thoroughly anything should work! Like my phone being submerged in red wine. Good times....

    strawman
    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Sep 2008 - 12:12 PM

    There is a longer term problem with what you have done realting to the silicon, but in the short term they should be OK. Remeber they were unpowered during the wash and that will help, as the rinse will have helped.

    Last Modified By strawman at 20 Sep 2008 - 12:13 PM
    rowarrior
    rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Sep 2008 - 5:40 PM

    Just don't stick it throught the tumble dryer though... Wink

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    21 Sep 2008 - 12:20 AM


    Quote: There is a longer term problem with what you have done relating to the silicon,

    Well, I suppose it will all come out in the wash!!! Wink

    Depends what deposits have been left behind, I guess.

    (I thought aqueous cleaning was out of date now?).
    jas

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