Water damage

Brian Lanning brianlanning at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 09:48:28 CST 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Dave Taylor <ript at disasterarea.net> wrote:

> My gut feeling was water+electronics = bad... It seems pretty unfounded
> looking all the advice from this list.

water + electronics + electricity = bad.  This is because it causes short
circuits that can fry components.  As long as its completely dry, there's no
water to cause the shorts.  The other problem is corrosion.  Pure water
wouldn't do that, but all the other crud floating around in water is left on
the component when water dries, encouraging corrosion.  This is why you wash
it off with a solvent (that doesn't leave deposits of its own).


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