Question Dropped water in my motherboard.

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Hi guys,

So today I spilled some drinking water from a bottle, while cleaning up my table. I ran down stairs, then came back and saw at screen black, and when I looked in down my pc, there was a tiny drop of water on the motherboard. My pc was open due to the fact that I had just vacuumed it. It was not ordinary tap water, but cold water we bought in the store with ‘source water’ on it. The fan was kind of acting weird, where it would spin then stop continuously. I turned it off, plugged out the power cable, then cleaned the drop of water. Then I turned it back on, the fan was spinning again and there was a white light on the side of the motherboard shining. But that was all.

Do I have to give the motherboard some more time?

Thanks,
 

Ziadul87

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Give it a day to dry out. Then try to find if the water left any traces. If there are no traces and the system runs fine, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
 

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You could try blowing wind inside the casing with vacuum cleaner to make sure there are no drops left which may have gone unnoticed. Just don't focus the wind on a single place for long. Vacuum cleaner winds can heat the components up.
For help:
Looks like this guy did the same thing.
 
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Yes, thanks for looking that up for me. I put a table ventilator on it now and will leave it for a couple of hours.
 
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Yes it’s the EZ debug light that’s on, so the motherboard clearly isn’t dead. I am looking to find what could be the issue atm
 

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Try the methods listed here. You might want to reassemble your PC to make sure everything is in place
 

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Not much to go from here. It's best if you take it to a service center to let a professional take a look at it. Try to check if warranty can be applied. (Not sure they'll apply warranty on user damage though).
If you want, you could try the CPU on another board or vice versa if you have another board/system lying around/take from a friend. But I highly recommend you take it to a professional.
 

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