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Old January 10, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by biff
Usually it's the residue left behind by evaporated coolant that causes issues not 'blow-ups' caused when the component was wet. Since you've pretty much go nothing to lose at this point I'd give the components in question a good wash down with a solvent like say isopropyl, and give a little scrub with a paint brush... then let that dry completely and retest. That saved the components that seemed to be pooched after I ended up with coolant all over the place after an explosion.
yes your correct had 2 120gig HDD get with soaked 50/50 PG antifreeze
rinse & dried them out after 2 days didn't work

they sat around, till spring cleaning, before tossing in garbage
tried 1 more time an they came to life
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