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Salvaging a Wet Computer

Computer and other electronic equipment can sometimes be repaired after becoming wet.
  • Testing and repair should be done by a trained professional. You can take some steps to increase the chances of recovering this equipment.
  • Do not turn on the computer for any reason! As soon as possible, unplug computer and attached 
devices from the wall and from battery back-up units.
  • Open computer case and let air dry. If you have experience with the internal workings of your computer, you may wish to remove individual cards 
and plugs to facilitate drying.
  • If the computer was submerged in salt water or other corrosive material, rinse the parts in clean water and 
then dry.
  • Follow instructions for recovering hard drives. Do not let wet hard drives dry out!
  • Take computer to trained professional for testing.