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    Default My CF card ended up in washing machine

    Last Friday night I did a few test shots with some newbie models, (not important ones), then my friends called me out for a birthday drink. After drunk I went home and slept. Sat early morning I went to do my shoot with the chinese costume and then magazine shoot, then late at night went home. To my horror, I found my Friday night CF card had gone into the washing machine. It is now sparkling clean, sitting on my desk, I dare not to power it up yet, waiting for it to dry 101%.
    Moral of the story, they need to invent a washing machine then can auto-detect a CF card.....

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    Oh goodness me....

    I suppose ur images will come up sparkling clean... Perfect exposure, zero touchups needed and not to mention, the nice smell of the sun and soap powder on all ur pix

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    haha !!!

    geez you better just throw it away or something ...

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    we will be interested to hear what happens to the card after a wash and tumble... with detergent!

    once a writer accidentally dunked my CF card into a cup of water. he fished it out immediately and shook off the water, wiped it. 1 min later the pictures still download just fine.

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    moral of the story is dont get drunk

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    are you using scan disc brand? will the rescue pro help? please let us know if yr cf card survived the ordeal..... if yes, i dun need to worry if i get drunk...

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    I don't know about Austin's CF card, but mine survived .... twice .... LOL ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurblock
    I don't know about Austin's CF card, but mine survived .... twice .... LOL ....
    in a washing machine???

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    dry it out in a dry cabinet, then load it up. should work, unless your detergent has a LOT of Li+, Na+, K+ ions...

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    Smile

    Maybe all the colours of the photo's will have run
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    I think its been demonstrated before (search for it) , CF card can stand up to nearly everything except a sledge hammer and a steam roller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loupgarou
    I think its been demonstrated before (search for it) , CF card can stand up to nearly everything except a sledge hammer and a steam roller.
    Mmmm, nearly everything, Mmmmmm.
    Now there is a challenge for owners of disguarded 16meg CF cards.

    I bet it is not as spetacular as a CD disk is in a microwave for 3sec.

    *Flash News Report* "There have been reports of microwave ovens blowing up all across the country today".
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Last Friday night I did a few test shots with some newbie models, (not important ones), then my friends called me out for a birthday drink. After drunk I went home and slept. Sat early morning I went to do my shoot with the chinese costume and then magazine shoot, then late at night went home. To my horror, I found my Friday night CF card had gone into the washing machine. It is now sparkling clean, sitting on my desk, I dare not to power it up yet, waiting for it to dry 101%.
    Moral of the story, they need to invent a washing machine then can auto-detect a CF card.....
    Wa..... Did your CF card survived the wash in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonsiao
    in a washing machine???
    Yup .... left it in my pocket and send it into a washing machine to be washed .... LOL.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Last Friday night I did a few test shots with some newbie models, (not important ones), then my friends called me out for a birthday drink. After drunk I went home and slept. Sat early morning I went to do my shoot with the chinese costume and then magazine shoot, then late at night went home. To my horror, I found my Friday night CF card had gone into the washing machine. It is now sparkling clean, sitting on my desk, I dare not to power it up yet, waiting for it to dry 101%.
    Moral of the story, they need to invent a washing machine then can auto-detect a CF card.....
    Moral of the story ...... don't shoot and lim chew until drunk ....especially with newbie models ( i m sure you were with the models.) btw did you drive back home when you were drunk?
    always the Light, .... always.

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    A couple of years back there was this story about some guy's camera ending up in the river, and he fished it out after many days. The CF still worked and his images were still there, but the camera (obviously) was dead.

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    chances are that it will work....
    but you need to dry it fully first.....
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    come come... where's the betting frenzy...?

    Who wants to buy?

    Odds for working card 2.70
    Odds for dead card 1.50
    Odds that it will happen again: ???


    come come... place bets now... haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moos blues
    come come... where's the betting frenzy...?

    Who wants to buy?

    Odds for working card 2.70
    Odds for dead card 1.50
    Odds that it will happen again: ???


    come come... place bets now... haha...
    Ok, I will take you up on the bet.

    10 to 1 (jars of Vegemite) it will work again
    100 to 1 (Jars of Vegemite) it will happen again
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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