April 25, 2022, 11:14am
Looks like my WCO may have tipped its little black hat for the last time…
It’s been outside mounted on a wall during plenty of intense Tennessee storms with no problems.
This time, it was outside sitting on a deck railing during a series of storms. Just the cam… No base or anything else. I’m thinking water puddled under it and eventually snuck in. My bad.
Maybe the old bag of rice trick will dry it out. Even then, I’m guessing it might have a dirty lens now… Might have to crack it open…
April 25, 2022, 11:43am
I had the same thing happen to a V3 during some intense storms over the course of a couple days.
The camera was mounted upside down and had 0 blockage from the elements.
I put it in a bag of rice for 2 days and it cleared everything up. The lens was clear afterwards. I even compared it to a NIB V3. The camera is back in service with a new cover and mounted upright.
So from a first had experience, it can work, as it did for me, hope it works for you as well.
The other day, mine was like that as well. I left it outside and hooked up, as the sun came out and things heated up, it cleared on its own and has been fine since. Wonder if it could be the humidity and not so much water got in.
April 25, 2022, 12:10pm
Woo! Great to hear! I’m glad it has a chance. It’s currently in the rice, sciencing.
@spamoni4 Could be humidity…it hasn’t been humid yet this year, at least not nearly to the level that this cam has been sitting in for a few years. Still…maybe with an aging unit…I can see it.
This week is the first real warm week we’ll have, so maybe some of that heat will do the trickski.
Curious as to the outcome
You guys know that rice doesn’t do anything at all to absorb moisture from the air, right? All you’re doing is relying on regular evaporation (and probably impeding it by the rice, and also inviting rice dust).
If you want to really help you can use silica gel or Damp-Rid type of products. The dollar store ones are fine.
Plenty of articles on this myth, as well as a Wikipedia page…
Submerging a mobile phone or smartphone which has suffered from water damage into rice has not been shown to be effective in repairing them. Although submerging these devices into a desiccant may or may not be more effective than leaving them to dry in open air, uncooked rice is inferior to other common desiccants such as silica gel or cat litter. Nevertheless, it is still recommended because a side effect of the process is that users will not use their phone for a longer period compa Rice has tr...
April 25, 2022, 3:15pm
April 25, 2022, 4:36pm
We clearly thought it did something…but when you put it that way…
April 25, 2022, 4:45pm
Truth is, I’ve heard of this for years… never had any reason to try it.
The one time I did, it worked.
Gonna go on a hike to look for Bigfoot. I might have the same luck
April 25, 2022, 7:59pm
Rumor has it that Peep and Bigfoot have never been seen in the same place at the same time.
I disassembled a broken WOC apart a week or so ago
The lens can be removed, disassembled, and cleaned.
April 26, 2022, 1:54am
I usually put things in my gun safe that has a couple dehumidifier cartridges in it. Seems to work pretty well
Sock drawer. Lined with silica gel, damprid and half filled w/rice.
High on the list of things I didn’t want to know more about: Peep’s sock drawer.
April 27, 2022, 12:50pm
Instead of rice, keep those little desiccant bags you get with equipment. Put the camera and the bags in a ziplock and seal it up. Place in a warm (not hot) place. Then microwave the desiccant (just a few seconds) to drive the moisture back out after you’ve retrieved your article, and reuse. Works for cell phones too.
April 27, 2022, 2:43pm
Baa! Great call! I’m a dummy. I have a whole bag of those desiccant things that I bought for my photo equipment bags.
I’ll get this changed up and see how it goes. If it’s not cleared up by the time I’m back in town on Sunday, I’ll take it apart.
Um, that’s the silica gel I was talking about the first time.
Ghost in the machine?
Nice effect! Clearly the “AI” represents Wyze’s state of the art machine learning algorithms.
April 27, 2022, 6:57pm
I’m a double dummy today.