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Put it in a plastic bag and seal it , that will make a huge difference
^^^

What he said - even better double bag it!

Defo put your HDD in sealed bags as if you get water in them they are unlikely to run again everything else once cleaned up and allowed to dry fully should be ok.
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post #12 of 28
best off putting it in the loft (unless that leaks!)

Failing that - just try to shelter it best you can. (the plastic bag idea may actually create static discharge problems so be careful)

Good Luck and I hope you and your hardware weather the storm OK!
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post #13 of 28
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Put it in a plastic bag and seal it , that will make a huge difference
^ This, but make sure it don't float away. Save your bios if you can and remove the CMOS battery.

Never hurts to double up!
 
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^^^

What he said - even better double bag it!

Defo put your HDD in sealed bags as if you get water in them they are unlikely to run again everything else once cleaned up and allowed to dry fully should be ok.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you guys for all your help so far. Any more suggestions are very very much appreciated
    
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As long as nothing is connected to a power source you will be fine under the assumption you're ok with doing a lot of disassembly, alcohol cleaning and drying when you finally get back. The HDD's are the only thing that you may consider removing, bagging and storing in a high location, PSU would come in a close second.
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and most of all if anything does get wet, make sure it is left to dry before trying anything!
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As long as nothing is connected to a power source you will be fine under the assumption you're ok with doing a lot of disassembly, alcohol cleaning and drying when you finally get back. The HDD's are the only thing that you may consider removing, bagging and storing in a high location, PSU would come in a close second.
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and most of all if anything does get wet, make sure it is left to dry before trying anything!
My point exactly.


I guess, to make sure, I need to take my CPU, PSU, and HDDs to a safer place
    
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My point exactly.


I guess, to make sure, I need to take my CPU, PSU, and HDDs to a safer place
Can I ask, if you are able to take those items to a 'safer place', then why not move the entire rig there?
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The problem is flood water wont be just water. Theres going to be dirt and mud and all sorts of crap in it. Drying out parts that may or may not work when wet is 1 thing. Getting mud , dirt etc. out of the already wet parts and getting them to work is another I would think. Personally I'd rather carry the entire tower as to have multiple bags of stuff. If you just take a few parts why not take them all to?
Edited by EVILNOK - 5/24/11 at 5:51am
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