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Severed Aqua Vu Cable (Follow-up)

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Had a mishap this past weekend involving a dog and my camera cord and it's now in two pieces. Has anyone had to make a repair on theirs? I can splice it back together but am wondering what to wrap/seal it with to keep it waterproof. I emailed Nature Vision but haven't heard back yet. It's always something with me I tell ya. Any ideas?

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Heat shrink tube will provide a good tight waterproof seal. Just remember to slip a piece on before starting to repair the slices. If you have enough length on the cord, stagger the connections so you don't end up with a big lump in one spot. I'd solder everything, then individually wrap each connection to avoid any contact inside the final heatshrink.

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Yeah I don't know if I'll have enough cord to work with. He chewed it off 5" above the camera itself but I'll try... Any other options?

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give nature vision a little time i have a issues with mine and it took a little a few days to get a response , mine problem is the monitor adn they told meto send it in or bring it up to them and they with fix no charge they will contact you jsut give it time

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I had a post about this a couple weeks ago. I just did the follow up to it and I was slow on the reply. The cord was easy to splice, since it broke near the camera I cut the cord then I took apart the camera and spliced it inside. It has 5 wires that are color coded. I got power back but, I also had water in the lens and corrosion on the circuit boards. I have power back to the lens but a damaged board so no video.

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Try to use the heatshrink that has the "glue" inside to seal everything up. Regular shrinkwrap may not give a good enough waterproof seal and or support.

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sticknstring,

Call the Customer Service numbers 866-777-0733

I know the girls are out a few days on email up to a week. Calling is the best way.

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I'll give Nature Vision another day... I was hoping to have it up and running for the weekend. Otherwise I'll get some glue-lined heatshrink and see what type of repair I can make tomorrow night. Thanks for everyone's advice.

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Just wanted to follow up in case anyone else runs into a similar issue... Nature Vision called me back and told me they didn't take repairs and that I could pretty much try anything I wanted since the camera was now junk. They could ship me a new camera and cord for $100 + shipping. So I elected to make the repair myself. It wasn't the easiest fix but I got her going again. I tried getting into the circuitry but couldn't get the seal open? Not sure how you did you this Mike? It was epoxied pretty solid. So I slid on some 3/16 shrink tubing, spliced the 5 wires at the break and somehow managed to get the tubing over the spliced area and heated it up. Sealed it with a few coats of liquid electrical tape and tested it out last night. Works great once again and just in time for the weekend!

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I thought the show MacGyver was off the air laugh.gif. I hope it works for you. If you ever have problems with your dishwasher an Aquaview is a great tool to see what is going wrong. Found the upper impeller was not spinning. Once that was replaced the dishes came out cleaner.

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an Aquaview is a great tool to see what is going wrong.


I hope my dishwasher doesn't go down, but that's good thinking!

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I thought the show MacGyver was off the air
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. I hope it works for you. If you ever have problems with your dishwasher an Aquaview is a great tool to see what is going wrong. Found the upper impeller was not spinning. Once that was replaced the dishes came out cleaner.


Shoot!! Just bought a new dishwasher. I could have swung an AquaView first, to make sure the dishwasher was 18 years old.... grin.gif

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I'm not sure how to post photo's but I can show you how it was done.

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