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    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Aug 2012 - 12:05 PM

    UNBELIEVABLE!!! My CF card with all 275 images went through a hot soapy washing machine spin and rinse cycle, hung out to dry all night and it WORKS! all images retained too. WOW!!!! for those interested.. its a "silicon power 200x 8GF cf card" pretty good going for a cheapo!
    boy am i happy!

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    widtink
    widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM

    LOL are the picters not a bit washed out thoughWink

    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Aug 2012 - 12:22 PM

    very good lol. SmileTongue

    MrGoatsmilk
    19 Aug 2012 - 2:09 PM

    I seem to remember one of the mags doing a test that involved running all types through a wash along with other "tests" they ended the lives of the cards by nailing them to a tree if I recall correctly.

    Think they all survived the washing machine

    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111913 forum posts United Kingdom
    19 Aug 2012 - 5:22 PM

    Its only amazing if you do not understand that memory cards are solid state memory devices that are impermeable to water.

    User_Removed
    19 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM


    Quote: Its only amazing if you do not understand that memory cards are solid state memory devices that are impermeable to water.

    ...but not necessarily to heat!

    Cephus
    Cephus  92127 forum posts England
    19 Aug 2012 - 8:37 PM


    Quote: Its only amazing if you do not understand that memory cards are solid state memory devices that are impermeable to water.

    ...but not necessarily to heat!

    Use the low temperature cycle...Simples!

    User_Removed
    19 Aug 2012 - 9:28 PM


    Quote: Its only amazing if you do not understand that memory cards are solid state memory devices that are impermeable to water.

    Not always the case... Wink

    But...

    In the same way that dropping your 'Compact' into the sea and then (immediately i.e. 'NOW!!') dunking in to a bucket/washing up bowl/ under a running tap etc) and then drying it off as best possible and THEN... putting it in the airing cupboard for a week... normally works and the camera is fine!

    Smile

    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111913 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Aug 2012 - 7:17 AM

    I knew someone would bring up sea water. It's not the water that does the damage The salt in the sea water corrodes the metal terminals. soldered joints etc Mike is 100% right in saying if you are quick enough in washing all the salt water of the card it will be fine.

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