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I was working on my WC project, and poured little bit water on my mobo. It wasnt connected to power so it should work. But how long it takes to dry out? Also spilled little bit on pci-e slot. should i use a dryer?
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As long as it's distilled, you should be fine when it's 100% dry.
Pull the CMOS battery, or that will corrode and die (or did on my board).
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post #3 of 17
Don't use a hair drier, let it dry naturally. 2-3 days minimum. Up side down.
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i did the same and i just waited a little over 24 to be safe and it worked fine
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post #5 of 17
Look for some silica gel pack and put it and your motherboard in an airtight container. Leave for a few days. Should do the trick.

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post #6 of 17
Do you have a dehumidifier? That would speed up the drying process as well.

Also, I don't see why a dryer, if used properly, could hurt the mobo.
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post #7 of 17
A can of compressed air will help too.
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oven 200 degrees for about 25 mins and you are good to go.
    
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post #9 of 17
i did this and i used paper towels and took compressed air to clean water out out the pcie and all over the board that i might get into. And i was brave/dumb and tryed it in 30mins and it all worked perfect.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 1/4/11 at 12:12pm
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post #10 of 17
I've had a board swimming in distilled while turned on, like all around the rear io panel, puddle around the socket and under the NB/SB heatsinks etc, I just cleaned off everything that was visable with paper towels then let it dry out for 24 hours and all was fine, so you should have no problems if you give it enough time to dry.. Hopefully
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