Urgent ,Please advice

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by raay, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. raay

    raay TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2013
    Today I saw some fluid coming out near the battery compartment in my NEX-3 , the battery inside is Original sony Battery which i got while purchase of the camera ,i quickly removed the battery but not sure if it had melted or not ,i also didnt find any residue in the battery compartment and i have tested the camera with another third party battery,the camera is working fine ,so at this moment iam dumbstuck,but ican say the fluid had some acidic property as it left quite a stain on the wooden table where my camera was!!! Is there anything else in the camera that can melt ???? please advice:frown:
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Sounds like the battery went bad, but I would keep a close eye on things until you are sure.
     
  3. raay

    raay TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2013
    Is there anything else in the camera body which can leak out ??? The leaked fluid is acid that i am sure of ,its a little gel like,left a stain in wood!!!! for precaution i have kept the battery out side for observaton,lets see if if it leaks again or not!!!other than the battery i dont blv anything else is there to leak out,the camera was kept in a cupborad ,the tempature was not hot either!! Iam totally Dumbfounded !!!!:frown:
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    There is a small battery that keeps your settings when you change main batteries that might leak, though I've never heard of one doing so. Nothing else in the camera would have acid in it.

    I don't know how long you've had the 3, but if you bought it when they first came out then the main battery starting to leak after 3+ years isn't unheard of.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Strange.

    The battery leaking is the best guess. Usually it dries up crusty.
     
  6. raay

    raay TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2013
    I got this camera Used ,but this camera was purchased in 2011 around February ,it still has warranty until February 2014!!! I kept the suspect batery in upright position last night ,but i didnt find any leakage this morning!!!
     
  7. raay

    raay TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2013
    Can you tell me where is the small battery located??
     
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I have no idea, it isn't user serviceable as far as I know. If there is still warranty left you might want to send it in for a service check. I'm pretty sure the main battery isn't covered, but at least you'll know if there's anything wrong with the camera itself.
     
  9. raay

    raay TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2013
    yeah it looks like it !!! the sensor needs a bit cleaning too,i just waiting for the monsoon to get over ,but i guess it cant wait!!!!:(
     
  10. Vitaly

    Vitaly TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 26, 2013
    Orel - somewhere in Russia
    Vitaly
    Miracles do not happen.Do you have a dog or cat?
     
  11. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
    Richard
    Its got to be battery if there is any acidity present. I did have something similar happen with the rechargeable battery pack in a Metz 45 flash gun a long time ago.