[SOLVED] Wet Storage Drives

Nov 2, 2019
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After a spill, a little water dripped onto the storage, I was wondering 1 : why the computer turns on, then even though I did nothing, it turns off. I was wondering if the small amount of drops of water on the cords, probably shorting it, would damage the memory data, making the memory data unuseable?

I'm relatively good at computers, but would there be a way to extract the memory data and get new drives, keeping all the memory data, but having good drives.
 
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'the storage' is a pretty generic term...and not much to go on with what happened.

You have some system that now will not stay on after a possible water spill damage incident. But as the drive (s) contain the data you need/want, as long as the data was not spread across the drives (striped) in a RAID, the data might be accessible when/if the drives are installed in another system. (Naturally, a Windows system can not read /access data from a Linux or FreeBSD based storage system.)

Some more details on the system config that was the water spill victim might help.
 

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Need more details about what is happening. If the computer shuts off when you turn it on, it's not likely to be an issue with your drives. Need full details about the system, types of drives, where the water went exactly in the system. Does the system turn on if you unhook the drive(s)?

It's very easy to copy data from one drive to another, you do it every time you copy or download a file.
 
'the storage' is a pretty generic term...and not much to go on with what happened.

You have some system that now will not stay on after a possible water spill damage incident. But as the drive (s) contain the data you need/want, as long as the data was not spread across the drives (striped) in a RAID, the data might be accessible when/if the drives are installed in another system. (Naturally, a Windows system can not read /access data from a Linux or FreeBSD based storage system.)

Some more details on the system config that was the water spill victim might help.
 

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