Question Spilled coffee on pc

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So I just spilled black coffee on my pc, I shut it off immediately after it spilled, I’m not sure where all it spilled inside. I know some got on my graphics card and some on my mother board. I dried up what I could. Should I be worried about it being conductive after it dries? Is there anything else I need to do to make sure my parts are okay. I did try to clean some of the gpu with isopropyl alcohol, but it has seemed to kind of stain the card.
 

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So I just spilled black coffee on my pc, I shut it off immediately after it spilled, I’m not sure where all it spilled inside. I know some got on my graphics card and some on my mother board. I dried up what I could. Should I be worried about it being conductive after it dries? Is there anything else I need to do to make sure my parts are okay. I did try to clean some of the gpu with isopropyl alcohol, but it has seemed to kind of stain the card.
You need to take it apart completely, and clean completely, any and all parts the liquid came in contact with.

Just letting it dry is NOT GOOD.
Just wiping off the surface layers is NOT GOOD.
 
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You need to take it apart completely, and clean completely, any and all parts the liquid came in contact with.

Just letting it dry is NOT GOOD.
Just wiping off the surface layers is NOT GOOD.
I did take it apart I’m just unsure where it all spilled and how should I clean the parts
 

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Make sure no current is going through the electronics then wipe with a little isopropyl alcohol and pray nothing short-circuited.

Otherwise then.. well.. F
 

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Best thing to use is found at the autoparts store. Looking for CRC electrical contact cleaner. It's isopropyl in a spray can.

Disassemble the pc, take the parts outside, lean them up against the wall and spray away. You can totally soak everything and the spray does a better job of flushing. Coffee is acid based, so best not left for long.
 
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A similar thing happened to me the other day when I accidentally touched a coffee mug, and it spilled on my laptop. I got distraught but immediately wiped the outside of the speaker panel where my coffee got on it. I took my wife's hairdryer and started drying from the inside through the USB and headphone input. I was able to turn my laptop on after a couple of minutes, and everything worked fine. The only thing that bothered me was the keys sticking because I got coffee in there too, and they started sticking. I took the keys off and wiped them down with alcohol. Now everything works great. Anyway, I love coffee cause of this: https://www.coffee-statistics.com/
 
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