Water in PSU while not connected, still screwed?

Dallows

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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?
 

Tsumi

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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.
 

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.
 

mothman

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

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.
 

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.
 
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