Water in PSU while not connected, still screwed?

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  1. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    So water was spilled into a standard computer PSU, right through the fan opening. It was just loose, so not in a pc or anything.

    Any chance of it being okay if I let it try for ample time or am I screwed?
     
  2. Tsumi

    Tsumi [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Put a fan to it, or leave it in the sun for a few hours, or both, and it should be fine. Electronics generally don't die from getting wet if they're not powered on.
     
  3. timta2

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    A hair dryer might speed things up as well. I wouldn't worry about it too much, just make sure the water is dried up before plugging it in.
     
  4. mothman

    mothman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Might do well to open it up and blow it out with some compressed air.
     
  5. AceGoober

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    Depends upon what type of water was used and whether or not the water left iron deposits on the PSU PCB.
     
  6. D4rkn3ss

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    just let it dry and it'll be fine
     
  7. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just tap water.

    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  8. FnordMan

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    I would disconnect it from everything but a fan or two and power it up outside the case for a multimeter test first. More out of paranoia than anything else, better to be safe than have to replace everything should it decide to get nasty.