did the HD camera survive water damage? Find out. July 17, 2015 webadmin ⋅ Water Damage ⋅ join me, Rick Moyer, as we attempt to rescue the HD camera from certain death in a cup of water. http://www.takehimwithyou.com Like 0 Thanks! You've already liked this « Building in motion in Dubai – Dynamic architecture » Finance/Building Maintenance & Recreation Committee Reviews and Approves Grants 17 Comments Jeff Jobb June 23, 2010 @ 2:05 pm Good News about the Camera, the rice trick was not one I was aware of A Paladin Without A Crusade June 23, 2010 @ 3:09 pm Rice? Odd way to do it (never heard of it) but at least it works now. No signs of defects as far as I can tell either. Good thing it works now! Guard13007 June 24, 2010 @ 3:37 am I thought more people knew of the rice trick…? As for the issues you experienced, the batteries is always a good way to start! XD As for the rest of it, how long did you soak it in water? And how long did you leave it in rice? Cause ya wanna give it plenty of time… I know I did this with a USB drive once, and a few GameBoy cartridges. rickmoyer777 June 24, 2010 @ 5:43 am @guard13007 The camera got dropped in the water about half way up for over 23 hours, then we put it in the baggie with the battery compartment open for over one day. I hear you should leave it as long as you can. DON’T turn it on before you put it the bag, if there is moisture it will fry it. Guard13007 July 15, 2010 @ 10:04 pm @rickmoyer777 Lol, yeah, never turn on something if it’s wet. How did it stay in water for 23 hours without someone noticing? rickmoyer777 January 15, 2011 @ 7:59 pm @davenewcreator try it! It might work! birca04 January 17, 2011 @ 8:28 pm about 10 months ago in april, I went on a retreat and I dropped my digital Kodak in the lake. I tried to let it dry out and hoped that it would still work. right now, 10 months later, if I put charged batteries in, and turn it on, it will come on for about 5 seconds, then shut off again. if I put it in a bag of HD rice, do you think my camera will work again? Boobs Buster March 1, 2011 @ 12:14 pm mine went down to water, they say its water proof, but it s wont shoot anything , always shows a moving blue lines and sometines blank, plzzz someone help me Boobs Buster March 1, 2011 @ 12:18 pm can you fix a cyborg sony camera with this way or not, lol, i dont know why, but i think you’re scamming us , sry btw is there any other solution for fixing cameras on water? rickmoyer777 March 1, 2011 @ 3:51 pm @electromagnetshit now why in the world would I try to scam you? I don’t make anything if it works or doesn’t! The best thing you can do is try. Make sure and keep it in the rice for over 24 hours in a warm place. If it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work. I hope you can get it working again. rickmoyer777 July 16, 2011 @ 5:34 am It was in for around 28 hours. It is still working today. Christy Rose September 4, 2011 @ 1:50 pm my camera still works after the rice but the lense is messed up is there any way to fix it? rickmoyer777 March 5, 2012 @ 6:17 am @steveroy73K you’ll have better success with diet soda than sugar soda. koi fish June 2, 2012 @ 9:02 pm did you leave it in for 28hrs?? my sony got droped in the pool and i got it out within a few secs and took the batery and memory out and its now in rice… rickmoyer777 June 2, 2012 @ 9:30 pm Yeah, just make sure you let it sit in a warm dry place for at least 24 hours. Don’t turn it on before that. I hope it works for you! koi fish June 2, 2012 @ 9:33 pm ugh im prob screwed -_- i tried to turn it on, it came on loaded the screen then turned off…i guess ill still try…. :'( elimonjal March 20, 2014 @ 5:02 am go to home depot buy humidity remover for apartments, closets, etc.