I’m on the other side of a lovely pond and waterfall taking photos of a beautiful family. Across the water is my assistant holding my flash and pocket wizard on a monopod. Somehow the flash and wizard come off the stand and fall, of all places, into the water! The batteries fall out of the wizard on impact as it hits a rock, but the flash is still powered on, sitting there on the ground with a steamed up ineligible screen. I wrap them in a towel, take them home and open them up as much as possible.
I covered them with rice for three days (my daughter once dropped her phone in water and it worked after one day in rice). After I took them out of the rice I hit them with canned air and then inserted batteries.
Absolutely amazing, they both work! I don’t know if it was luck, rice or three days of air but I am so relieved I don’t have to go out and spend $600.