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So let me tell you a little story of mine that happened about 6 hours ago. I also would like to state before I start this story that I am in no way asking for pity, this is more of a self rant and advise story.

Alright so I spend the weekend in Denver (About 4 hours from where I live) to catch a Nuggets Game, the nuggets blew the pistons away so woot woot.

USPS delivered my EK Supreme HF Saturday morning while I was in Denver. Me and the girlfriend drove back home, I must have driven 100MPH through the mountain pass, that's how I excited I was for this new toy and to put together the Z-Line desk that I got at staples while I was in Denver.

The desk is up and looks gorgeous.
So I began the process of slowly disassembling my loops. I also changed my tubing from UV Red to White, looks much better now btw. I picked up my case and took out my Graphics Card just as a precaution. Opened up the res, put in an extra piece of tubing and sucked on the other end to begin draining the loop. Everything went smooth, so I started to disconnect the tubing from all the ends. I ended up having to cut the tubing out with scissors because it's just so damn tight I didn't want to end up breaking anything. So, I finally got done cutting all the hoses off, with a towel underneath to catch any possible left over water still in there. Everything looks good so I removed the towel without thinking. Started to to unscrew the radiator because I still had the cut off the ends of the tubing attached to the barbs. I accidentally tilted the radiator a little bit to far to the left and water spilled all over my power supply. What was I thinking? Why did I remove the towel????? I was so mad that I went for a 5 minute walk.

So here is my question.

How long do I need to let this Power Supply dry???

I have a backup PS currently in the system and luckily water didn't get on anything else, I double and tripled checked and everything is good.


Stupid me.......

The part that pisses me off the most is that my sleeving for the PS is arriving tomorrow and now I can't do a damn thing with it because I don't want to void the warrantly of my PS if it ends up being faulty.......

SIGH
post #2 of 17
put it in a bucket of rice and let it sit for 24 hours. if you can disassemble and do it that's better
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So let me tell you a little story of mine that happened about 6 hours ago. I also would like to state before I start this story that I am in no way asking for pity, this is more of a self rant and advise story.

Alright so I spend the weekend in Denver (About 4 hours from where I live) to catch a Nuggets Game, the nuggets blew the pistons away so woot woot.

USPS delivered my EK Supreme HF Saturday morning while I was in Denver. Me and the girlfriend drove back home, I must have driven 100MPH through the mountain pass, that's how I excited I was for this new toy and to put together the Z-Line desk that I got at staples while I was in Denver.

The desk is up and looks gorgeous.
So I began the process of slowly disassembling my loops. I also changed my tubing from UV Red to White, looks much better now btw. I picked up my case and took out my Graphics Card just as a precaution. Opened up the res, put in an extra piece of tubing and sucked on the other end to begin draining the loop. Everything went smooth, so I started to disconnect the tubing from all the ends. I ended up having to cut the tubing out with scissors because it's just so damn tight I didn't want to end up breaking anything. So, I finally got done cutting all the hoses off, with a towel underneath to catch any possible left over water still in there. Everything looks good so I removed the towel without thinking. Started to to unscrew the radiator because I still had the cut off the ends of the tubing attached to the barbs. I accidentally tilted the radiator a little bit to far to the left and water spilled all over my power supply. What was I thinking? Why did I remove the towel????? I was so mad that I went for a 5 minute walk.

So here is my question.

How long do I need to let this Power Supply dry???

I have a backup PS currently in the system and luckily water didn't get on anything else, I double and tripled checked and everything is good.


Stupid me.......

The part that pisses me off the most is that my sleeving for the PS is arriving tomorrow and now I can't do a damn thing with it because I don't want to void the warrantly of my PS if it ends up being faulty.......

SIGH
Blow it out really good with canned air, then take it and find a plastic bag large enough to hold it, and put some boil in bag rice in with it, seal the bag and let it sit a day. Should be good as gold.
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post #4 of 17
let it dry out for 48 hour minimum

I was thrown into pools many times with my phone in my pocket (dw I got them back )

first thing I did was turn off the phone. Take out all the pieces and let it dry out for at least two days (sometimes using a hair dyer or just leaving it in the sun)

If you can take your PSU apart and let it dry out, this would be the best thing to do
post #5 of 17
Meh, its an XFX product, so nothing of value was lost.

Seriously though, let it sit out and dry (do NOT move it) for I'd say at LEAST 2-3 days.
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post #6 of 17
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I was thinking about the rice idea, I am just worried that I might overlook a piece of rice an ended up cooking dinner when I try to start it up next lol.
post #7 of 17
You can buy electrical cleaner to spray it down with since the liquid residue will still be on the parts even after drying.
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post #8 of 17
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Also I don't want to void my warranty so opening up the Power Supply isn't really an option at the moment. I think I will just leave it sitting on my desk for the next 3-4 days and hope for the best. I am not really in a rush, seeing that I had a backup that works just fine...
post #9 of 17
If it wasn't plugged in at the time then you have no worries. Simply let it dry out. It will be OK.
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post #10 of 17
no worries, let 'er dry out a day or two, and she'll be good as new. the rice idea sounds good too..
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