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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Drool on motherboard - what did I do?

You read it right, I can't believe I was this dumb myself.

So I was working on my system and had one of those little LED flashlights in my mouth to help see. Of course, I managed to drool two tiny droplets (3mm?), one directly in an unused RAM slot and the other on the side of it on the Mobo.

I used tissue and a twist tie ever so gently to clean it out, then used about a half can of air. I seated a stick in the slot and it pulled out dry.

Am I going to have any problem if I just let it sit for a couple days or what can I do to clean it?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 08:03 AM
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You could clean it out with isopropyl alcohol, but honestly, just let it sit for a day to be sure it's dry and it will likely be fine.

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Fan would help.

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Thanks for the tips, I think I'll just set a fan on for a couple days. Dousing the board in alcohol makes me a little nervous, although from everything I read should be no problem.
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I've seen on youtube people washing mother boards... in dishwashers and drying them in ovens

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It'll be fine as long as you let it dry. I've spilled lots of water on my GPU and MB before, as long as it's dry you have nothing to worry about.

Now if you did that while it was running then you'd have a problem.

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I've had high pressure leaks via EK FC Terminal hose my cards, and still not had any issues.

not that I'd attempt to replicate. I'm rather anal about my loop water, which likely helped it not fry.

flipped UPS switch, pulled cards, damp rid + garage time = perfectly functional. (same process i use when anything gets decently wet)

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Just an update - I waited 3 days with a fan on the board and it fired up no problem. Thanks again.


Next time my lazy ass will walk upstairs and grab my headlamp when working on my system
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