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A6000, salt water, badluck, & hope

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Hi, I am new to this forum. Last week while shooting in beach my A6000 got a splash, drowned for a second, I felt so stupid that it took two minutes to remove battery and card. Got back to hotel, dried with hair dryer, kept in silica gel box for 5 days. I checked and am pretty sure that that body got soaked though the sensor was dry.

yesterday I switched it on and the lens retracted back, screen was working and after few seconds the screen got white... No response from the lens and camera... These happened Everytime I tried in next 2 hours... Kept again in box...


Now my questions are...

Is there any hope?

If yes, should I get rid of it as soon as it gets functional?

Or I may have a year or two life left for this body(mostly use as secondary body)?




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  • 3 weeks later...

Would you actively search out a camera 'drowned' in water, be it fresh or salt, and buy it? If so go ahead for the next 'year or two' and take it with you every shoot. Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. Imagine the elation when it fires up. (Or the disappointment when it doesn't)


You now have the Sony A6000 brick model and don't stick someone else with your problem if your plan to "...get rid of it as soon as it gets functional" means you plan to sell it off.


New A6000s are cheap these days. Used ones (and that's what you were using) even more so. Electronics don't heal themselves on their own. If you're merely a pedestrian / casual photographer then nothing's lost if it's unreliable at times. But if using it is your paycheck, I'd toss it as quickly as I would a parachute that sometimes opened, sometimes not. 

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........ my A6000 got a splash, drowned for a second, ......

body got soaked though the sensor was dry.........

............ Is there any hope?



Stoooopid question.  



Never the less, advice:   


Put it in your sock drawer, for use ONLY when 

a relative asks you to shoot a wedding or any 

large important event.   




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Guest Jaf-Photo

Salt water is tricky because when it dries it leaves a residue that can short circuit electronics.


Prices have dropped on A6000 so new ones sell at the same price as used ones did until recently. So, It's a good time to buy a replacement. If you sell your camera, sell it for parts with full disclosure. Bad luck is no reason to cheat.

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