Water in my Protoboard

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nDever, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. nDever

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    Hey guys,

    I accidentally spilled some water over my protoboard. If I blow over it with a hair dryer for a few minutes, should it be fine to use again?
     
  2. DerStrom8

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    It should be okay, as long as you make sure it's COMPLETELY dry. To do that, I'd suggest removing the back of it and blow-drying it from that angle, as well as the top. You might have to peel some of the rubber/plastic back in order to dry it completely. Just make sure there's no water that can spread between rows of holes.

    Good luck!
    Regards,
    Der Strom
     
  3. mlog

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    A small amount of isopropyl alcohol will make the water evaporate quicker.
     
  4. Wendy

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    I'd give it a while, longer if it is populated. A source of warmth would hurt either, such as sun light.
     
  5. ErnieM

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    One old trick is to turn your oven on low half hour before you go to bed. Just before you go to bed turn the oven off, put the part inside and turn the oven off.

    Remove part following morning. Don't let your wife know.
     
  6. DerStrom8

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    You might want to let her know before she turns it back on to bake her cookies though.... :eek:
     
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