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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #1
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My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

Right, I know that you should never try repairs at home but...

Whilst I was away, my missus took out the Canon HF11 to do some filming and got it wet. Very wet. Drowned by a deluge in fact.

So now it does nowt. Absolutely nothing. It has been fully dried out and.... Still not a sausage.

My question is (and I have tried the "reset") is there a fuse inside the camera which may have blown? Since there is nothing at all, even when the charger is plugged in, I'm hoping that Canon have built-in some sort of safety-fuse somewhere.

If not, I have just acquired a very expensive doorstop.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Re: My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

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I'm hoping that Canon have built-in some sort of safety-fuse somewhere.
If not, I have just acquired a very expensive doorstop.
yes you did, but don't forget to thank your "missus", I am not kidding, perfect excuse to get a new one for Christmas!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Re: My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

Likely to be dead... very dead. Cameras are not usually designed to be soaked, water and electricity don't mix well, and major electronic repairs are costly, usually better to buy a new one, sadly.

No way of knowing without tearing it down if it's even worthwhile for "parts", but that's likely all you've got. If something electronic gets wet, SOMETIMES you can dry it out successfully using the right approach and revive it, but that would be the same day to buy a lotto ticket...
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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Re: My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

Robin, Canon will usually refuse to attempt repair on a camera that has gotten wet. Consider it a loss although you might try the rice method of totally drying it out (if you have NOT tried to operate the camera).

Put the camera in a ziplock bag but do NOT SEAL. Take a second (perhaps larger) ziplock bag and put uncooked rice in it leaving enough room to put the first back with the camera in.

Leave both bags UNSEALED, place on a dry, warm (NOT HOT!) surface like the top of a refrigerator and walk away for 3 days.

That may "resurrect" it. If you tried to operate it while wet, that may have really damaged circuits. I'd try the rice method anyway. Nothing to lose.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:22 AM   #5
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Re: My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

Thanks Bruce, I tried something similar with packets of silica gel but it is still deceased.

Thanks for the help chaps.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: My Canon HF11 needs to be resurected.

Putting power to it, trying to turn it on before it was fully dried out inside probably finished it off.

Time for a new camcorder, look at the HF M40 or HF M41. The latter has an EVF also.
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