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Spilled beer over soundcard, should i wash it?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Bug Reports' started by mindblownDt48, Nov 4, 2018.
  1. mindblownDt48
    Yupp, tc electronic desktop konnekt 6, immediately shut down,
    should i open it as soon as possible, wash with mildly warm water?
    Can i screw it up? It has dac, headphone amp...
    What are the chances it will work after drying on its own?
    it was like a splash, from 0.5l beer can, i was fast but Murphy, no... on point every time
  2. rkw
    Very high. Just let it dry completely. You can facilitate drying with gentle heat, such as sunlight.

    If you think a significant amount of liquid got inside, open it up to drain it, and rinse the parts that got wet with distilled water. This is a common recommendation for electronics that gets wet.

    BTW, you can ignore suggestions to dry electronics by putting it in uncooked rice. It's an urban legend — rice absorbs very little moisture from the air.
  3. mindblownDt48
    I left it for 12h and it turned on slower than usual with no sound output, but level bar is jumping with music :frowning2:
    I will try blowdryier at lowest temp
  4. mindblownDt48
    Now one thing bothers me, if the stuff inside is covered with sticky beer, and i plug my 8 ohm, high sens hps, i could fry it, right? i mean, amp was meant for up to 300 ohm hps, it will work too hard... covered (potentially) in beer D:
  5. Amberlamps
    You should of left it in distilled water.

    Normal tap/bottled water is not good for electronics and will leave mineral deposits on the soundcard. Think metals.

    If it’s not destroyed, get some distilled water, put the card in it and let it sit to get any beer or minerals off, then stick it on a towel or somewhere thats non static producing. Towels with Nylon are not good, it has to be 100% cotton if you want to make sure static wont destroy parts of your card.
  6. mindblownDt48
    Sounds logical, imma try with a distilled water, much appreciated! :hand_splayed:
  7. Amberlamps
    What sound card do you have ?

    Also what kind of port is it connected to ? PCI, or PCI Express ?

    If it’s a PCI port/slot, I have an old Asus Xonar D1 sound card that you can have, it’s the brother of the pci express Xonar DX sound card. Both are the same card, but one uses a pci slot, and the other uses a pci express slot.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  8. mindblownDt48
    its tc electronic konnekt 6, firewire, external unit... thanks for your offer :beerchug: i already got new (used) card... e mu 4040 usb
  9. Amberlamps
    No problem, I hope everything works out for you.

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