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Moisture in DVD drive?

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June 12, 2011 4:08:37 AM

I just finished building my new PC today. After closing the case, I washed my hands, and dried them off. Then I put the Windows 7 DVD into the drive and installed Windows.

Afterwards, I started worrying: after washing my hands, what if I had some moisture on them when I inserted the DVD into the drive? My hands were not dripping wet, but who knows, maybe I missed drying a few drops.

Windows did install successfully, and the PC is running MemTest86+ now with no errors.

Should I be worried about messing up my PC, or the PC's DVD drive? Or am I just being overly concerned?

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June 12, 2011 7:24:44 AM

I wouldn't worry over it, a few drops will evaporate soon enough
especially as the drive was running I.E. creating heat
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June 12, 2011 7:32:20 AM

Hi loosley!
Moisture itself is not harmful to the pc itself.
And with very little drops nothing will get damaged.
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June 12, 2011 5:28:04 PM

If you poured a bucket of water on an unplugged pc and then let it dry, it would work.
edit: Not certain. When I get a new computer, I'm trying this with the old one.
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June 12, 2011 5:36:52 PM

I know some people wash their Motherboards, dip the whole thing in a sink of water and soap, as long as its dried out its fine
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