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post #31 of 47
Your psu has no top vents it looks like iv had water hit mine no top vents i just wipe it off and its been fine lol iv done it mutiple times lately draining my loop alot. But to be on safe side you might take it apart make sure no water got inside it.
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post #32 of 47
Heat and air movement are the best way to dry it out.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Original View Post
Put in upside down in the fridge....

Your reading that going why would i put something wet in the fridge.

Every Frost free fridge (all modern fridges) have a dehumidifier hence no ice forms in freezer. By putting it in the fridge it will be in a low humidity and will dry up the moisture. This works with cell phones and other electronics. I advise 24 hours at least...

Hope this helps
Bad bad advice.

When you take it back out, there is a very high probability that condensation will form on and all over the interior surfaces and components of the PSU when he takes it back out.

"frost free" refrigerators don't have a "dehumidifier" any more than a non frost free refrigerator, they have a defrost cycle that melts the ice off the coils, usually with electric heating elements, before it accumulates enough to cause a problem.
After the initial pull-down of the temperature of any warmer air that enters the refrigerator, there is moisture removed while the refrigerator is just maintaining the temperature due condensation/freezing on the coil, but there would be pretty much instant condensation as soon as the PSU is removed from the fridge and contacts room air.

Heated air has much higher moisture holding capacity than cold air, so the best way for him to dry the thing out is to move hot air through it.
Edited by Caleal - 3/30/11 at 8:11pm
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post #33 of 47
next time, put a thick layer of towel or clothes over on top of your psu, that's what I do, just to make sure.. it's like insurance
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post #34 of 47
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I cant believe how impatient I am

Well, I plugged it back in, started it up using a staple between a green and a black wire on the Mobo connection, and now i am leak testing it.

Turned the bottomn radiator around to cut off some tubing, and I think it even looks better now than it did initially since now the tubing is in front instead of in the back.

Pics:




The water I use:


The anti coagulant I use:


Seems as if everything went A-OK and I guess I can take a vacuum cleaner on it now while I wait
post #35 of 47
I'd take the entire thing apart and dry for days.
    
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post #36 of 47
Impatience isn't a virtue.

But, I'm glad to see you got it sorted. Cheers!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
I would wait Days, with it removed from the case, oriented to drain.

And then jump start the power supply for a few hours before even thinking of hooking up your stuff again.
This does sound like the safe option
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post #38 of 47
Electronics are surprisingly water proof as long as they are not on.

I once cleaned a roach infested board and cpu with a brush running water and a sprayer of Castrol super clean.. Just take a hair drier to it and start drying everything off. then set it upside down on a a few paper towels and use centrifugal force as needed. Gravity can be your friend. Just don't LET GO or its bye bye board.. and take out that PSU and turn it vent down with some paper towel under it and blow dry it too.

Yes take everything out .. to its least common denominator..

CPU
PSU
Ram
CARDS.
Wires.
Everything and start drying it with a hot hair drier one at a time... Let the board sit upside down under a dry paper towel after you dry it to make sure that there is not more water. If there is, Then DRY it again, until it is Dry as the Gobe.

I had my board back in 3 hours.
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its working fiiiiiiine, laaaazyyyyy
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Give it a couple days to dry, like 4. set it outside when its hot n dry.
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