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I spilled an unfortunate quantity of soda on my computer while it was on, theres a fan exhaust on the top where the soda went in and my fan happily distributed it throughout my case
Anyway the PC didn't turn off or lock up, I yanked out the power and took her apart. I did checking and found very little soda, most of it on the side, after a thorough blowing through with compressed air I foolishly plugged it all back in and turned it on, anyway it came on to the BIOS password part then I rebooted again and solid amber light. The fan was still wet I never checked that >_<
Anyway I really ought to know better, I've been doing this over almost 20 years now, but I've never actually gotten a PC wet before.
Everything is currently completely disassembled (even took apart the PSU, taking safety precautions ofc) and it appears the bulk of the liquid was absorbed into dust which makes me somewhat hopeful - after all my computer was in bad need of a cleaning and dust is a moisture magnet so I've taken everything as apart as it goes (heat spreaders off the ram, heatsink off CPU and GPU, every part seperated and currently being fan dried) and cleaned it thoroughly
The video card was essentially encased in a plastic shell so I'm not terrible concerned there (except that the mobo might have taken it with it, which is always a possibility). The CPU similarly couldn't get wet even if a tsunami hit the case but again, a mobo going out can take everything with it.
How long should I wait before reassembling and giving it another go?