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Old 19-02-2011, 04:20 PM
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Terry B
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Do you put the dummy plug in the hole when whist you are baking the dessicant?
If the camera is open to air for a reasonable time then water is absorbed into the printed circuit boards and it takes a couple of dessicant recharges to get it dry.
If you are using the dummy plug and there is still a problem with moisture there is almost certainly a leak.
You then take the front off the camera and reposition the O ring seal. After this you recharge the dessicant a couple of times and it should remain dry.
My ST9E lives in the open and never goes back in its pelican case. I make it go straight to -20 from ambient and only need to recharge it about annually.
My ST10XME is even better and I have only ever recharged it once since owning it.
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