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Topic # 89300 30-Aug-2011 14:46
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Rain from a small leak got into my S7070 and entered through the ventilation and I'm wondering if it's possible that by leaving it off for a day or two that it will possibly dry up and still work. Is this likely? It should be noted that the unit was in standby at the time.

Thankfully I no longer use it but the olds were gonna use it for the living room so that's temporarily up in the air for the time being.

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  Reply # 513950 30-Aug-2011 15:05
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Please video it when you turn it back on. I need a good laugh.

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  Reply # 513982 30-Aug-2011 15:55
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Well my old's think it will work so they've dried it out with a hairdryer (the best they can) and will probably test it in a few days. I, personally, believe it won't do jack so I'm not confident about this whatsoever.


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  Reply # 513985 30-Aug-2011 16:01
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There is no way of predicting. It should be thoroughly dry before any test is done though, for safety reasons, and to help prevent any further damage from occurring.

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  Reply # 513991 30-Aug-2011 16:30
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The worst that can happen is it lets out some smoke, and if you're nearby you can make it stop right there.
The best that can happen is normal service is resumed.

....or you'll get something in between. As a general rule though if water has got in and it's still a runner, it's life expectancy will have changed.

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  Reply # 513997 30-Aug-2011 16:59
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The worst that can happen is it blows up anything it is connected to and burns down the house :)

It might be a good idea if it's not connected to anything when it is first powered up, just in case it decides to die and take anything connected down with it. :)


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  Reply # 515333 1-Sep-2011 20:50
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Pasting from a mobile thread i commented 5 min ago:

I would have filled it full of this stuff immediately after -

Last thing I used it on was an admittedly cheap LED torch. It eliminated an awful lot of contact resistance (several points of contact within the torch) and I'm pretty sure I'll get longer battery life.

I reckon you would use 1/5th of a can but it would be well worth a go. Just disassemble and drown it in the stuff so it runs off everywhere. That is what it is supposed to do.

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