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YS-D1 Minor Flood

26 May 2015 - 05:41 AM

I just returned from a 10 day trip.  During my 4th dive on day 3, both strobes started flashing the red green indicating the batteries were spent.  (I normally replace them after 3 dives).  Upon opening them, I discovered that one had leaked a small amount of water into the battery compartment.  It was just a few drops, and evidently not even enough to cause the strobe to malfunction.  I’m very careful about removing and re-greasing the O-ring every time I open them up, but I guess there was a piece of lint or something (I didn’t see anything.)  I washed the compartment out with fresh water and cleaned it up as best as I could with Q-tips, etc.  (It’s a great design that the battery compartment is isolated from the inner electronics.)  The strobe worked perfectly fine for the rest of the trip.  Even the batteries were ok.  However, as you can see, there is still a bit of surface rust.  So my question is this:  how can I best get out the rest of the rust and do I really need to?  Does this warrant sending it back to the factory? Thanks.