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Sea dragon 1500 flooded ☹️

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Saintsix, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Saintsix

    Saintsix Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Victoria
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    Used it several times at home back in Canada. First trip out in Thailand and it floods do I just need a new battery or does the whole thing need to be sent in? The O rings appear to be in good condition when inspecting it didn’t see no pinched parts.
     
  2. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
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    1,266
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    I did this once before. Forgot to fully tighten the back cover, and got one flash out of it at depth, and then nothing. Brought it back up after the dive and poured the seawater/corroding battery mess out of it, washed with fresh water, and let dry. Loaded up new batteries, and nada.

    Shipped it back to SeaLife and they replaced it (and if memory serves me right, at a cost lower than original).

    Hope you have better luck than I did.
     
  3. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salish Sea (Seattle)
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    Saltwater + live batteries = corrosion....minimum, inside the battery compartment.
    IF the battery compartment is not TOTALLY water tight > it's shot. work with them for a replacement or go shopping.
    Floods are one of the unpleasant possible realities of UW photography.
     

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