I just got back from a 3 week Backpacking trip to Thailand. I had ordered an Aquapac Insulin Pump waterproof case for my swimming/ocean adventures while I was there, but alas was pretty disappointed on the second day of my trip when I emerged from the swimming pool and found my pump was soaking wet inside the case, and had serious Button Error problems.
Eventually my pump, a Minimed Paradigm 722 that was not in warranty, shut off, and would not turn back on again. Luckily I had a 522 Loaner pump I brought with me for just such an occasion and used that for the rest of my trip. Occasionally if I tried different batteries I would get the light to turn on, but no power or any other indication of buttons/screen display. I started using my Water SportGuard case, and it worked wonders. I went snorkeling with it, swam in ocean waves/beaches, swam in pools, went kayaking. No problems at all.
If I leave the Battery in my now broken pump, after a few minutes it emits a very high pitched constant alarm-type noise. Nothing is displayed on the screen at all anymore. If I press buttons, nothing happens. If I remove the battery after it emits the noise for a while, it slowly stops and beeps quieter a few times.
I am going to have to send the loaner pump back to Medtronic very soon here, so will have to buy a new pump, but I just wanted to check if anyone had any ideas on how to save my broken pump? It has been over 2 weeks now since the water damage, I've tried drying it in rice and tons of different/new batteries to no avail. Does Minimed offer a refurbished service where I send in my broken pump, and they let me buy a newer/refurbished one for cheaper?