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Canon 650d got wet. Error code ISO A

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by andy8442, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    My camera got quite damp yesterday, and when trying to use it today the screen is dead and the shutter just fires and the only thing I can see in the viewfinder is err ISO A. Any thoughts? Is it dead?
     
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    My son got my 550D completely soaked under Niagara Falls. Dried it out over several days with the lens off in a warm place (Not ideal, for sure) and it's worked fine ever since. Take the battery and card out during drying.
     
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    take the battery out and lens off put it in a dry warm place like an airing cupboard or in a sealable container with packaged silica gel (not loose stuff that can get inside the camera) and wait a couple of days before trying again.
     
  4. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Echo the above, but battery out asap is a MUST.
     
  5. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Thanks for the replies. I'm ok with getting the camera dry again ( shouldn't have got it wet in the first place) but it's the error code I was more concerned with, and in particular if anyone had seen this code before.
     
  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Just dry the camera and worry about any error codes when it's fully dry - any error codes when wet are the camera equivalent of the ramblings of a drunk. Sober it up and it will make sense.;)
     
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  7. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Cheers, that was my thinking :)
     
  8. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Indeed. There's probably that many short circuits in there with the water that it won't know if it's coming or going. Hopefully non have caused permanent damage. Fingers crossed.
     
  9. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Well, it's not happy. Will record video fine, but on photos, it fires a multi burst then error 20 comes up and it says switch off and take battery out. The shutter or mirror or both aren't happy, any further thoughts?
     
  10. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Does anyone know the price of a new shutter fitting?
     
  11. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Probably more than buying another camera of the same model secondhand. CEX list them at £165 and less, depending on grade.
     
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  12. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Hmmm…. thats what I'm thinking.
     
  13. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    If you want to use a camera in the wet then I would buy one that's built for the job and doesn't mind a soaking.
     
  14. andy8442

    andy8442 Active Member

    Well, I didn't drop the rucksack in a river for a laugh, but thanks for your concern and advice. I'll bear that in mind next time when I chose between my son and a camera.
     
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It was a subliminal plug for Pentax, but you wouldn't be expected to get it. I'm sorry the camera looks caput and I hope your son is OK, dangerous things rivers. In the spring we saw a young lad hiding ahead of his parents, to give them a surprise (he was very good, surprised me) in Lydford Gorge. It was running quite high, not so deep where he was but fast, 30 foot upstream from him it must have been 10' deep.
     
  16. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    A completely unwarranted, sarcastic response.

    The natural assumption was that the camera was deliberately used in a wet environment (quite damp suggests rain not complete immersion in a river). So a weather proof camera is a reasonable recommendation rather than buying a direct replacement. gfy.
     
  17. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Natural to you but not to me so I'm not surprised by the OP's response.
     
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  18. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Is it any wonder new members are put off with responses like that. Your original reply was also pretty unhelpful. Op's camera was already wet so the advice to buy a weatherproof one wasn't cutting it really.
     
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  19. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    A replacement camera is a better option than a shutter replacement (ie: beyond economic repair). No?
     

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