Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
Did you reactivate (dry out in an oven) the silicagel before storing the cameras? A silicagel packet will not absorb water indefinitely, it will soak up a certain amount and then it's just like a wet sponge. Anything stored with slicalgel needs to have the packets reactivated every few months or so, depending on conditions.
The trouble with sealed containers is that they keep things in as well as out.
I do reactivate mine ( they change color ) but I sure have a hard time remembering to do it. I need some kind of "mental reminder" like changing the smoke alarm batteries when we go to daylight savings. Even that doesn't always work... I change my furnace filter when we go off daylight savings, and last year I bought the new filter at that time but it's still sitting in the garage next to the furnace .