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Moisture problem on Nikon D40X

vihang8846

Mumbai, IN
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vihang8846 Registered since 07th Jul 2011
Thu 07-Jul-11 10:10 AM

Hello Nikonians
I am using Nikon D40X for past four years. Lately it has started showing a moisture problem. During rainy season, the camera simply does not switch on. Keeping the camera under 60 watt illumination also does not help. The service center fellow says the circuit has got the moisture. Servicing turns the camera on. But it is not affordable to service the camera repeatedly. Please let me know what can be done to avoid this situation.

MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Moisture problem on Nikon D40X" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 08-Jul-11 06:35 AM

Hi Vihang,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
Is the problem a result of the high humidity, condensation, direct contact with the rain, or a combination of two or more of the above?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

vihang8846

Mumbai, IN
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#2. "RE: Moisture problem on Nikon D40X" | In response to Reply # 1

vihang8846 Registered since 07th Jul 2011
Fri 08-Jul-11 09:33 AM

Hello
Thanks for the reply. The problem is probably due to high humidity in the atmosphere. It happened to be inside the camera bag for a long time. the same problem had occurred last year during monsoon season. Please tell me if you can suggest any preventive measure for this.

Thanks
Vihang

MEMcD

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#3. "RE: Moisture problem on Nikon D40X" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 09-Jul-11 02:25 PM

Hi Vihang,

I would recommend keeping your camera sealed in a ziplock with a few containers of silica descecant to absorb any water vapor in the bag.
The more you use the camera, the more often you will have to re-charge the silica descecant by drying it out in the oven.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

gkaiseril

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#4. "RE: Moisture problem on Nikon D40X" | In response to Reply # 3

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sat 09-Jul-11 03:06 PM

Use the lowest possible setting or preheat the oven to the lowest setting, turnoff the oven, and then place the camera in the oven.

If you have an enclosed cabinet, you might place a 40 watt - 60 watt incandescent light bulb in it and put your camera in there and leave the light bulb on. It will act as a warming cabinet an dry out the camera.

George
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vihang8846

Mumbai, IN
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#5. "RE: Moisture problem on Nikon D40X" | In response to Reply # 4

vihang8846 Registered since 07th Jul 2011
Sat 09-Jul-11 06:58 PM

Thank you all for the suggestions! I will certainly do the needful!

Vihang

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