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Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

One of my Arlo Ultra cameras showed the battery was dead when it had plenty of battery and when I took it down and opened it up it was soaking wet inside and no longer works. I thought these were suppose to be water proof? Can someone tell me what my options are please and thank you?

Model: VMS5240 | Arlo Ultra 2 Camera Kit
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Community Manager

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

mcnaryj,

 

Ultra cameras are weather resistant. As long as the battery compartment is properly closed and secure, moisture shouldn't enter.

 

Was the battery compartment fully closed?

 

JamesC

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Aspirant

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

Yes the battery compartment was completely closed and it got water in it. When I took the battery compartment off is when I noticed all the moisture in there.
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Community Manager

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

mcnaryj,

 

Please reach out to the support team to further investigate the issue. If you have any trouble opening a ticket, please let me know and i'd be happy to assist.

 

Arlo Support Team 

 

You will find several options for contacting support in the provided link.

 

JamesC

 

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Apprentice

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

You should check that the O ring that seals around the front of the camera has not been dislodged.
It is in a small groove right at the front. Without this the camera is not sealed against water ingress from the front. There should not be any other possible point of water entry.
Mine have withstood torrential rain, no problems.
Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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Aspirant

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

I too had the same issue. I think it’s an issue with the size of the ORing. They seem to be quite thin and flimsy. Oddly enough, my camera is angled downward and rain shouldn’t have had the opportunity for the rain to supersede the oring. They ultimately sent me a new camera and haven’t had an issue yet with all of the rain we’ve had. The original camera became super cloudy after the water infiltrated the camera housing.
Model: VMS5240 | Arlo Ultra 2 Camera Kit
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Guru

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

Don't forget that many water seals can get displaced during opening and closing of the sealed port. I make sure the seal is properly placed before reinstalling the cover.

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Aspirant

Re: Arlo Ultra wet inside battery compartment

I had the same issue. Weird, as there is no way for water to get in. At a guess i think the water got in through the camera mount internal thread when i tested it using running water. Arlo replaced

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