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Old 09-12-2005, 02:51 PM   #51
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woh...hehe...I hope you didn't put the PSU in there too?...
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woh...hehe...I hope you didn't put the PSU in there too?...
Yes I did.. and it was still wet when I started it. Distilled water isn't conductive, so you could start a PC submerged in it, and nothing adverse would happen.
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:00 PM   #53
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Wow, thats weird...
Whats the difference in that water then. Whats taken out?

Thats so weird...I'm rather shocked, but I get the principle of it.

Okay, so another question then. If you put electronics in normal water and let it dry out completley...how come it doesn't work then? Even though its dry?
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:03 PM   #54
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Wow, thats weird...
Whats the difference in that water then. Whats taken out?

Thats so weird...I'm rather shocked, but I get the principle of it.

Okay, so another question then. If you put electronics in normal water and let it dry out completley...how come it doesn't work then? Even though its dry?
Because normal water has minerals in it, and those conduct electricity. So, when you let things dry, small particles of iron get into things and NaCl (Salt) etc and create "links" between resistors etc and cause a short which destroys the circuits.
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Oh, thanks Makes alot of sense now, sorry.
Haven't done chemistry in rather a while. I just knew it fried it.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:37 PM   #56
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Water is a weak conductor but a conductor nonetheless. Submerging it is one thing, but starting it before it dried was not a good idea. You were lucky.

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http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...1/gen01783.htm
http://scienceathome.cienciaviva.pt/..._agua_eng.html
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:18 PM   #57
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I'm still not a fan of putting 1600 of new components in distilled water I'll stick to buying a can of compressed air, or special brushes Gives me peace of mind.... I don't think I could bring myself to put my 7800GTX in water
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:32 AM   #58
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Water is a weak conductor but a conductor nonetheless. Submerging it is one thing, but starting it before it dried was not a good idea. You were lucky.

Here's some reference.
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...1/gen01783.htm
http://scienceathome.cienciaviva.pt/..._agua_eng.html
Once again, you realize what a low value that is?? HAHHAHAH! That is less conductive then PLASTIC!! HAHAHAH!! yeah, thanks for once again proving my chemistry point, you are good at that!

I wasn't lucky, I was smart, I knew what I was doing thank you very much.

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Old 09-13-2005, 01:01 AM   #59
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I guess some people don't know how to read. It's not even worth arguing any further.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:23 AM   #60
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I quote your source:

Question - Pure water is a poor conductor (rather than a
non-conductor) of electricity. What is the electrical conductivity of pure
water and what type of instrumentation would be required to indicate the
conductivity?
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Conductivity is typically measured in Mhos, or Micromhos. very well purified
water can typically be brought as low as .1-.2 micromhos.
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