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So I had a leak and water went into the holes on a modoular psu where cables normaly go.

so it is difficult to dry it wit paper obviously as the holes are inside psu.

Can I wait 1-2days for it to dry or do I need longer?

Also does a hair dryer help, I think it can cause ESD?
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DO NOT use a hair dryer.
But 2 days should be good.
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Compressed air would help or a fan blowing on the PSU.

Sorry for your headaches. That's the obvious reason why I don't recommend water-cooling to people.
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Using a fan will definitely help with this. Had water leak overnight in our lab and computer got wet, so we hit it with a fan for 2 days and it works fine now.
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Originally Posted by fox3r View Post

Using a fan will definitely help with this. Had water leak overnight in our lab and computer got wet, so we hit it with a fan for 2 days and it works fine now.

But would the fan not blow the destilled water more inside the PSU?

couple of cables on the PSU where installed, my understanding is destilled water never dehydrates frown.gif
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my understanding is destilled water never dehydrates frown.gif

It is still just H2O, it evaporates just fine.
A little heat and a little air movement will accelerate the process.

Using a hair drier, or heat gun, works great, just don't be stupid with it stupid and melt something.
The idea is to blow arm air through to dry it out, not get the parts blistering hot.

I've got an unlimited supply of compressed air, and a decent heat gun, so it only takes me a few minutes to get a part dried out enough to power back on.
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