Waterlogged sound equipment? Here is a helpful tip that might just save it.
You know that sinking feeling when you drop your sound gear in water while out and about…
Here is a helpful tip that just might be worth a try to revive your dead zoom recorder, phone etc before you decide to shell out more cash on a replacement. All done with with a common household ingredient.
Note: As soon as you pull your gear out of the pool, river etc remove the batteries immediately.
Also if your mishap occurred in the ocean you will need to rinse your item in fresh water to remove any traces of salt before drying out as salt crystals will destroy the circuitry if you don’t.
Avoid using a lot of heat such as the high setting on a hair dryer as this can damage plastic components.
If you can remove the back cover or at least the battery cover,this will speed up the drying process.
I recommend placing your item on it’s side in the bag in a warm location since condensation inside your gear (eg behind the LCD screen) will evaporate or drain out more quickly.