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post #11 of 21
+1 for the rice I have gotten my cellphone wet several times and rice does the trick.

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post #12 of 21
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Be patient. Take the card and put it in a rice bag for a few hours. After that wipe the whole card down with alcohol (70+%) and q-tips. The alcohol should evaporate VERY quickly, and in the places it doesn't then that means water may still be in that area. Just wipe the area with moisture in it down 5-10 times. Then let it sit for a few hours. During the entire process let it sit for at least 48 hours.

Don't use a hair dryer, or before you do make sure you use VERY VERY low heat, and have the card on a flat surface. Do not leave the hair dryer on 1 spot, do circular motion around the entire area. Make sure you tin foil any sensitive parts ei plastic.
I seem to remember reading something about why you shouldnt use a hairdryer but it wasn't because of the heat. I doubt the heat a hairdryer could produce would be enough to harm components like a GPU.

Something to do with static?

Anyway, dont use one!
post #13 of 21
Hair dry just blows the liquid around if you think about the evaperation temp of water the hair dry is not going to get it there so it's not the best thing to do drip Dry rice and aclohol little bags of silcon (like you get in shoe boxes works well after rice but don't split the bags
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post #14 of 21
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I seem to remember reading something about why you shouldnt use a hairdryer but it wasn't because of the heat. I doubt the heat a hairdryer could produce would be enough to harm components like a GPU.

Something to do with static?

Anyway, dont use one!
a 2000w hairdyer is like a heat gun, sure it won't hurt the GPU, but other parts of the board can be damaged, and the PCB itself is easily warp able.
    
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post #15 of 21
do NOT use a heat gun or hair dryer to dry it off. Place the components in a bin of uncooked rice for at least 48 hours, preferably 72+.
post #16 of 21
+1 for rice. It's the most reliable way to pull residual moisture out of your card without damaging it. Just make sure there isn't any rice stuck in your card when you put it back in your system
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post #17 of 21
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+1 for rice. It's the most reliable way to pull residual moisture out of your card without damaging it. Just make sure there isn't any rice stuck in your card when you put it back in your system
Little rice pinging all over the place from being stuck in the fan hahah...

Should use popcorn
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post #18 of 21
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Update on my leak:

I actually did not go with the rice trick because I did not feel like taking my cards out because I had just completed the loop when it leaked. However I have let my computer sit for about 4 days with a fan blowing on it the whole time. I just powered it up today and everything is working great.

These new ek blocks are awesome too. Great temps.
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post #19 of 21
Also be sure to spray compressed air/sister in the cracks on ur video card. It will blow bulk moisture out.

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Update on my leak:

I actually did not go with the rice trick because I did not feel like taking my cards out because I had just completed the loop when it leaked. However I have let my computer sit for about 4 days with a fan blowing on it the whole time. I just powered it up today and everything is working great.

These new ek blocks are awesome too. Great temps.
Glad to see you got it sorted Nothing worse than losing hardware.
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