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    Default Electronics got wet - what to do?

    I know this has happened to someone before so...what do you do if your TV gets wet (such as in a flooded basement) but it was powered off during the "incident"?

    I was thinking of using some PCB degreaser/electronics cleaner on the boards to remove all the residue and then wait a few weeks for the set to dry?

    This is for my uncle's set and I am trying to get it working.
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    Sounds like a good plan. You could use a blow dryer to speed up the process. Not sure if you need 3 weeks, but a longer period of non-use won't hurt.

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    Lots of voltage in tv's, monitor's etc. PLEASE approach power up with caution - a variac may even be a good (safe) idea.
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    You can use distilled water, and some simple green to clean the components(10 to 1) Rinse with straight distilled water. Beware of using "electronics cleaners" I have had them make a mess of my Adcom GFA-585 input boards.
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    You're electronics got wet? You're lucky. Mine always has a headache.
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    Call your insurance...I , myself would never play with the insides while plugged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Lots of voltage in tv's, monitor's etc. PLEASE approach power up with caution - a variac may even be a good (safe) idea.
    I'm aware of that, 35kV is not to be treated lightly, especially in the high voltage section of TV's.
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    Unplug and allow to dry is the first step. Afterwards use a good contact cleaner(electronics cleaner, isopropyl alcohol works too) and then try playing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Unplug and allow to dry is the first step. Afterwards use a good contact cleaner(electronics cleaner, isopropyl alcohol works too) and then try playing it.
    I really recommend staying away from contact cleaner. I learned this first hand. I would recommend going to DIYaudio and asking them. I learned from some real electronics repair men that solvents are a bad idea. Unfortunately I learned this after gumming up my boards, and making a mess. Simple green, and distilled water. 10 parts water 1 part simple green. Neither are conductive. Wash with a thorough rinse of distilled water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I really recommend staying away from contact cleaner. I learned this first hand. I would recommend going to DIYaudio and asking them. I learned from some real electronics repair men that solvents are a bad idea. Unfortunately I learned this after gumming up my boards, and making a mess. Simple green, and distilled water. 10 parts water 1 part simple green. Neither are conductive. Wash with a thorough rinse of distilled water.
    Good info, I suggested due to what I've experienced in military. As a tech thats all we used to clean circuit cards, etc. And these cards were used in radar controllers that were used in air to ground traffic control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Jam View Post
    You're electronics got wet? You're lucky. Mine always has a headache.
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    Fixed many TV's in my day, but I'm thinking if under water... Start OVER ;)

    I'm more iffy on the flyback, any filter caps not a pretty fix and sure it's not a worth fixing it. But your plan to get rid of the residue I'm in Ben's boat... Clean water raise hose then sun or set aside for a few days. Maybe maybe but still iffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Jam View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I really recommend staying away from contact cleaner. I learned this first hand. I would recommend going to DIYaudio and asking them. I learned from some real electronics repair men that solvents are a bad idea. Unfortunately I learned this after gumming up my boards, and making a mess. Simple green, and distilled water. 10 parts water 1 part simple green. Neither are conductive. Wash with a thorough rinse of distilled water.
    I will find out if this works tomorrow.

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