Would removing the shielding from a domestic microwave door allow the microwaves to cause damage to a consumer grade video camera, and if so, what damage would it cause?

  • $\begingroup$ I apologise in advance if this isn't the correct place to ask this. $\endgroup$ – Terry Jan 11 '17 at 12:12
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    $\begingroup$ Related physics.stackexchange.com/q/128916. The last answer says the camera would suffer but gives no details. $\endgroup$ – user140606 Jan 11 '17 at 12:17
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    $\begingroup$ Make sure you ensure your own survival before the camera's! Seriously. Make sure you know the dangers: microwave radiation is extremely hazardous to the eyes. Read this too microtechfactoryservice.com/safety.html#dischg This is not a recommended thing to do at all. $\endgroup$ – Selene Routley Jan 11 '17 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ It depends of course on the distance. I am not recommending anything, but if I really needed to make a movie of something in a microwave, I would probably want to keep large parts of the mesh. Make larger holes in it, hope it won't get hot. And cut off the power cable immediately after I was done. Never get your eyes close to the thing. $\endgroup$ – Pieter Jan 11 '17 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ Just echoing the @WetSavannaAnimalakaRodVance warning, I should have said BEWARE in my first comment. On the admittedly very extreme end of the scale of what you might undergo, here is a true story of a guy who stuck his head into a bigger version of a microwave oven, Things Not To Do #1 $\endgroup$ – user140606 Jan 11 '17 at 15:56

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