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supa_c
01-11-2005, 01:06 AM
O.k fellas..
I had my friends old pioneer 5500MP sitting on my table saw, little did i know there was a big leak in the garage. So the rain water leaked on his H/U :uhoh: .
Im not shure if its o.k or not,it is dried out now.
I kinda tried to power it up but i didnt do it all nice. Should i see if it works ?
This kinda ***** because we were going to put it in his mom's car.

DBfan187
01-11-2005, 01:15 AM
As long as it's dry. It should be fine.

supa_c
01-11-2005, 01:17 AM
hmm...
I plugged it in while it was a wee bit wet ( stupid stupid idea). Didnt fry anything that i could tell
It was on a switch and the light went out so im not shure if its cooked or not

JimJ
01-11-2005, 05:43 AM
If the only thing that went out was a light, you're good...maybe.

i've dropped my fair share of handheld radios in the drink - usual rescue procedure is to get them in distilled (or at least, extremely clean) water immediately...hopefully removing any nasty minerals or particle matter on the circuit boards. Then, dissassemble it as much as possible (know this isn't feasible on a modern head unit, but at least try to get the PCB's uncovered)...taking a toothbrush to the component side of the boards, getting fast-evaporating component cleaner in every little nook and cranny. Then, I let the thing air-dry for a day or two.

Biggest problem with dirty water contamination is that the grime and particles in the water will eventually eat the PCB traces if left in there...I ruined an audio mixer that way after I spilled coke into it, and the problem didn't surface for a week or two.

supa_c
01-11-2005, 05:46 AM
Im gonna check it out later today.
Have my Craptoma so test it out on

mattj
01-11-2005, 11:01 AM
If your girl has a *****, you arent rockin it right. You **** at teh ***!

tRiGgEr
01-11-2005, 11:05 AM
If your girl has a *****, you arent rockin it right. You **** at teh ***!

Dude it was for him.

Use a blow dryer just to be sure.

Defconx3
01-11-2005, 08:02 PM
Jack frost has the right idea, I strongly suggest you use his method if at all possible.


Otherwise the most important thing to remember is that the water itself does not damage it, it is the shorts and the corrosion that results from the water that cause the damage.

supa_c
01-11-2005, 08:47 PM
w00t w00t !!
tested it on the Craptoma...sucess :toast:

DBfan187
01-11-2005, 09:10 PM
If the only thing that went out was a light, you're good...maybe.

i've dropped my fair share of handheld radios in the drink - usual rescue procedure is to get them in distilled (or at least, extremely clean) water immediately...hopefully removing any nasty minerals or particle matter on the circuit boards. Then, dissassemble it as much as possible (know this isn't feasible on a modern head unit, but at least try to get the PCB's uncovered)...taking a toothbrush to the component side of the boards, getting fast-evaporating component cleaner in every little nook and cranny. Then, I let the thing air-dry for a day or two.

Biggest problem with dirty water contamination is that the grime and particles in the water will eventually eat the PCB traces if left in there...I ruined an audio mixer that way after I spilled coke into it, and the problem didn't surface for a week or two.
Alcohol:nerd: