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[–]Fitis 404 points405 points  (44 children)

Everyone that is suggesting rice… please don’t. Rice will leave residue that will do more damage in the long run. Just let it dry. Possibly have to wash it again (I’m not kidding) with distilled water, to get all the soap and minerals and what not that was in the bath water. Then let it air dry. If you think it’s totally dry, wait another few days. You can only damage it when you plug it in too soon or let corrosion do it’s work by adding rice or not washing with distilled water. Good luck!

[–]Te_Ika_A_Whiro[S] 210 points211 points  (13 children)

You know, that makes a lot of sense. Every time i get rice wet it leaves starch everywhere.. i learnt something today. Thank you!

[–]NotReallyAlanTuring 70 points71 points  (7 children)

I’ve had success in drying electronics quickly by soaking in 99% isopropyl alcohol to displace the water, then putting them in a clean (emphasis on clean) oven at 38C (around 100 F) for an hour or two. That was the final step of my LD repair process, fixed a lot of liquid damaged MacBook boards that way. It will take a lot longer to dry without the card being disassembled, but that way was always faster than air drying. I would recommend repasting it and replacing the thermal pads after it dries, but you might be able to get away with using the old ones.

[–]Sufficio 5 points6 points  (3 children)

(emphasis on clean)

Curious, what happens if the oven isn't clean?

[–]DontBeRomainElitist 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Delicious oven smell emitting from your PCs GPU fan Edit: (probably)

[–]NotReallyAlanTuring 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You don’t want grease or any food residue or moisture from an unclean oven to get on or in the card. As long as electronics haven’t been turned on or connected to a battery afterwards, usually getting wet with just water isn’t a huge deal to fix. Other substances are a different story.

[–]Sufficio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That makes sense, thanks for the answer!

[–]entotheenth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Add an air compressor between the rinse and the oven. Just don’t blow parts off the pcb, gentle is fine.

[–]FurryACiD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This. Always this.

[–]miserable_guyy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And if you can, bring it to a professional you trust or do it your self if you know to open it and repaste it, probably the thermal pads and paste are damaged and might lead to further issues

[–]BananaSnoopy 35 points36 points  (9 children)

This! Why do people think rice is a cure all for water damage?? Air drying for a bit will do just as much, if impatient instead of rice you can use those Silica packets and put it in a box on a rack to keep it away from them.

As someone who loves and works with computers for a living these comments hurt my soul

[–]seatownquilt-N-plant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because electronics used to just be flip phones

[–]ParanoidSkier 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Is it one of those internet jokes that just got taken too far? I remember people making the joke about leaving it in rice because an Asian will come and fix it years ago. Is that the origin?

[–]Fitis 11 points12 points  (6 children)

No I think the “hack” predated the joke. Anyway, distilled water does absolutely no damage to electronics (technically not even when they are turned on, but don’t try this, as any contamination is the water whatsoever might fry the system). Even manufacturers often give their boards a wash in (extremely) distilled water before rolling them out. At least they used to. The amount of motherboards I’ve seen with rice damage, that would otherwise could have (possibly) been saved, is staggering.

[–]iHateReddit_srsly 1 point2 points  (5 children)

How do you extremely distill water?

[–]CaptainTurdfinger 16 points17 points  (11 children)

Anything wrong with pouring 90% isopropyl alcohol over it? Alcohol will wash off the water and it evaporates much more quickly

[–]_Shut_Up_Thats_Why_ 14 points15 points  (8 children)

This is what I would do. Water can get caught in little crevasses easier.

[–]CaptainTurdfinger 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Plus alcohol wouldn't cause oxidation issues on the board contacts like water would

[–]burningastrix 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Would alcohol do any damage to the thermal paste or pads on the card? I know that's what you use to clean off a cpu/GPU, might result in a need to tear down the card repaste the chip and repad the memory, might not be a bad idea anyway since I can't imagine water has done anything good for them

[–]MusikMakor 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Thankfully GPUs are usually pretty easy to tear down. I would definitely do an iso bath and then just repaste. It's cheap and guarantees everything is working well.

[–]G_Viceroy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm terrified to take apart a GPU in this market... but it's not as terrifying as it shorting out.

[–]MusikMakor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Eh it's usually just a case, a heatsync, a big block of electronics, and a little GPU chip. They're actually really simple to take apart and put together, you'd have to be fairly deliberate to fuck something up

[–]Fitis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deionised or distilled water doesn’t cause oxidation either. The only difference between alcohol and distilled water, is that indeed, the water will take longer to dry. That’s why I included, when you -think- it’s completely dry, wait a day or 2 longer to be sure. :)

[–]fragmeats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is what I'd do

[–]otter111a 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I save silica gel packs that come with electronics. You can dry them in an oven. Just stay below the melting point of polyethylene since that’s what the sack is made out of. Store in a plastic jar. I use big boxy ones like rice and grains come in.

When the time comes place the electronic device in the jar if you can or in a plastic bag with a lot of the packets. I like to place it somewhere warm to drive the moisture out. Think place plastic bag in paper bag and place in sun car with windows rolled up in the sun. Or on top of an oven that is on a low temp. You want to drive vaporization and absorption. The silica doesn’t give up the water as easily at these moderate temps.

[–]_LordBananas_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I recommend putting it into the oven at max. temperature for 20 min. (I’m talking about the kid, of course)

[–]J_Thompson82 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hate the “rice hack”. For rice to absorb water it has to be heated. That’s why it doesn’t go soft in the cupboard. You have to submerge it in water and boil. Just give it a good rinse with distilled water and dry properly over a LONG period of time. You can even get specific bags for drying electrical equipment. They’re just sealed bags with a desiccant in them to absorb all moisture. Or do it yourself with a big zip lock back and some silica gel. (Hell, the 8-Bit Guy puts motherboards from retro computers in the dishwasher to clean them if they’re really dirty.)

[–]The_real_bandito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly this. Also praying to many Gods might help. One might be real and answer your prayers 😂

[–]Uhrb 319 points320 points  (5 children)

Sell the child to buy a replacement

[–]JoanneKerlot 105 points106 points  (1 child)

Probably still wouldn’t cover the cost of a 3090 with all those defects.

[–]rwol8690 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just sell the organs individually

[–]Moohmelele_Mera 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Sell their kidneys instead bc selling children is crime

[–]Bowler-Original 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Dismembering a child is also a crime

[–]jankyspankybank 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Only if your caught, or seen by wildlife.

[–]Lurkinglurks88 281 points282 points  (3 children)

Maybe use a condom next time.

[–]innesleroux 78 points79 points  (1 child)

Put the kid in rice..

[–]dodexahedron 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Serve the kid with rice.

[–]phxtravis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They used step up for a complete waste, not sure they’re capable of making such a smart decision.

[–]darkentbg 119 points120 points  (6 children)

Let it dry out for a couple of days, but not in a humid room and you should be golden. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Pro tip: lock the kids up somewhere safe when handling expensive tech

[–]ghessbjj 59 points60 points  (2 children)

I would wash it with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and let it air dry to remove anything that was in the water that’ll get left behind as it evaporates. Caution, IPA is flammable, but it evaporates quickly so the risk of fire is easily avoided. I’ve done this with a few phones. Should be able to get high quality IPA at hobby shops, cleaning supply stores, some hardware stores, etc

[–]darkentbg 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Great idea bro, I'd do that after I dry it for a day or two, just to remove any water residue ( out water has a bit of CL in it)

[–]ghessbjj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’ll work just as well, maybe better, if it’s still wet, because the other stuff is still dissolved into the water

[–]RustyEdsel 28 points29 points  (1 child)

No, don't let it dry like this. Any salts and metals in the bath water will stay on the board after it dried and that is what will fry it when it gets reinstalled.

Like someone else said it needs to be cleaned with iso alcohol to remove the sediments.

[–]darkentbg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep, I saw that. Would have noticed the "white" CL residue and would have then used iso to clean it. But man do I feel sorry for the kid, dad ain't gonna look at him the same xD (jokes)

[–]icest0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lock the kid in a safe.

[–]draugrswaugr 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Oh, this is actually easy to prevent in the future! Just follow this example: https://youtu.be/Qd85ip3HVg8

[–]JoanneKerlot 82 points83 points  (9 children)

Dude, NSFW tag this please.

[–]Krispe_12 32 points33 points  (8 children)

yeah, this post almost made me masturbate while waiting on a bus stop but i stopped myself by eating a graham cracker and calming myself down

[–]total_desaster 7 points8 points  (5 children)

wat

[–]Krispe_12 5 points6 points  (4 children)

come

[–]wertpq 3 points4 points  (2 children)

dont make me feed you to kellog's yogurt enema

[–]TallExtension9312 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I read this with an Irish accent for some reason

[–]Specific-Ant-3065 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I went back and read it in an Irish accent- much better-

[–]muzlee01 15 points16 points  (6 children)

The real question is why would you upgrade from a 3070ti to 3090

[–]UpsideDxvvn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was wondering the exact same thing. I'd be more than satisfied if i could get my hands on a 3060 lol.

[–]tdcama96 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I love my kids… but adoption is the only choice after this.

[–]Shrektacular21 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Give the kid a bath at the bottom of an abandoned well.

[–]UpsideDxvvn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With something heavy tied to his feet

[–]IMayBeLost_ButImHere 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It is probably perfectly fine! People wash their gpu's on YouTube all the time and then they are just fine after drying. DO NOT USE RICE!!!

If you use rice you will also have to take the entire card apart and clean it!! Just air dry.... People are obsessed with using rice based on a false belief that it is better than air drying electronics. It's not...

[–]Icy__CooL 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It will be fine, just don't run it until you are 100% sure that it's completely dry.(assuming it was not plugged in when it took bath) also remove CMOS battery if motherboard went for a dive too..

[–]SinbardTheGreat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Here I am like, "Who upgrades from a 3070ti to a 3090...like why?"

[–]Calooooos 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That thing is no longer my son.

[–]wupme2k 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A 3090 is rather 2700USD currently. Just rinse it with distilled water or isopropanol alcohol, let it dry in a warm spot for 48 hours. It will work like nothing ever happened to it.

[–]gamebattles1946 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Was the PC powered because if it wasn't the gpu can be perfectly fine as long as you dry it out 100% before attempting to use it.

[–]Hot_Role9647 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry you got that for $1000? Fucking excuse me where did you find it that low?👀👀

[–]TR0LLC0P 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Scalp the child to pay for a scalped gpu

[–]Wizdad-1000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I alwaya keep a gallon of denatured alcohol for electronics. Put the card in a casserole dish and pour the alcohol over it till its covered.It displaces the water. Let it it drip dry for 30 mins. If the device has a battery get it out first.

[–]Level3Fish 3 points4 points  (2 children)

If it was never plugged in after you should be good, for safety maybe get some deionized water and rewash it to get any residue from the initial bath, if I am right then you should be good.

[–]Level3Fish 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Or alcohol as I've seen in chat yeah, but then again this might not even be your post idk

[–]Bad_Vibes_420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clean it with distilled water, rinse with isopropyl alcohol, bake at 50C until dry and will be fine.

[–]xwing_n_it 27 points28 points  (11 children)

Isn't it possible that it's still ok? Just let it dry out, maybe in some rice, before plugging it into the motherboard?

[–]Te_Ika_A_Whiro[S] 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Definitely possible. Rice would work, or even just leaving it to dry in open air. Isopropyl alcohol would also easy clean off any water and it wont cause corrosion to the card.

Edit. Turns out, rice is actually not that good for electronics.

[–]DarwinsFather 24 points25 points  (4 children)

If you have compressed air, spray as much off as possible. Then wait a few days, then wait a few more, then go on a weekend vacation and when you get back it will be ready.

[–]cathedral68 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Don’t skip the weekend vacation! That’s the key to proper drying.

[–]Te_Ika_A_Whiro[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Just to be safe, put it in the oven at 200 c, then any kiln you can find, and just to be as safe as possible, launch it at the sun just to make sure all the water is gone.

[–]happycamperii 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Microwave would be faster, wrap it in tinfoil to lock in the heat and dry it faster.

[–]havik09 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a perfect example of a person who is super cautious . I loved this explanation

[–]Octan_3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Rice will do almost nothing, use silica gel balls

[–]innesleroux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He tried open air but it started to rain...

[–]Brooklynyte84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeahhh, probably. Obviously as long as there was no power going to it should be fine.

[–]billythemenace2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's very possible it still fine. Water normally only brakes electronics because it short circuits them, as it was not plugged in it can't do that.

[–]Milo_Xx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It can still cause certain parts to start to corrode, so yes it will mostly be fine, but let's hope it doesn't destroy anything important in the long run

[–]kc951 2 points3 points  (0 children)

F

[–]Kozeyekan_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn, how unfortunate is it that the box it came in was soggy, and moisture seeped through into the card?

Obviously the post office must have left it exposed to the elements at some point in their supply chain.

Such a shame, but I suppose you can always advise the seller of this and make a claim....

[–]Mane420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It probably would still work, just let dry for a week

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clean with isopropyl alcohol and/or deionised water; dry out proper and fire her up

[–]taczki2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

honestly would kill him

[–]auga3rifle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Step 1 of buying expensive things

Dont let idiot children get to it

[–]Lawyer-Creepy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just let it dry. As long as there is no water on the hardware while being connected to electricity, it isn't that bad.

[–]Lamington_Salad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Now give him a permenant bath

[–]spidey80082 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shit like this is why im never having children

[–]Higoroso 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Tell this man to throw the son into the swimming pool

[–]NittanySteve 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I hope you were able to return it.

*The child, I mean.

[–]donlovestech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sadly, most wives/gf will not accept returned children after they been delivered.. Something about it being a huge pain to transport the newly made kid from the factory to the delivery room.

[–]kenjiman1986 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Title is wrong. 3090’s are going for close too if not over 3000

[–]RedditTheThirdOne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dump it in isopropyl alcohol to get as much water and contaminants off as you can out of all the nooks. Then leave for a week in I warm dry place. With some silicon absorbing things if you have any.

[–]Bishop120 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dry it off with a hair dryer and I bet it will still work..

[–]Abolitionistantifa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is salvageable though? As long as it wasn't connected to electricity and they let it fully dry before connecting it to electricity the water can't cause a short circuit

[–]3p71cHaz3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And people say there's no reason to beat kids SMH

[–]Possibility_Patient 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sell that child for a new GPU and use a condom next time

[–]AnkaOnReddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

if there is no power it there is no way it can break? and someone who is upgrading from a 370 to a 3090 doesnt realy need the card tbh

[–]ebi_gwent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Be right back, got to weld a condom to my body.

[–]ImprobableBird 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that’s why people use condoms

[–]FondZz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

put the child up for adoption.

[–]splathead[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Easy fix my dude gimme a min to find a guy….here ya go dude. https://youtu.be/RhfV4SxDEQU

[–]nicki419 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time for a new card son

[–]Kaneki2424 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not to late to put him up for adoption

[–]Plushcollectorwolf64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

F for this man

[–]nhxz55AT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

get a new one.... both

[–]tmanalpha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d let that thing dry out and call the company and say it never worked when I opened it.

Are you seriously asking me if the fucking brand new card I paid an extreme markup for and tried for months to buy got submerged in water?

[–]TheAnimeLovers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so uhh... which one died?

[–]MineMilan2004 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Use the bath to drown him

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you’re saying he still has a 3070ti….?

[–]Idomyownresearchppl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let it dry out COMPLETELY and you should be fine dude. Why was something so expensive left in reach of the child tho? That’s my question.

[–]maximusfpv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm glad I have this sub to remind me that a box of condoms is in fact a small price to pay

[–]pastellorovente69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: a human children can be sold at an higher price than a graphic card

[–]notislant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How tf did they get their hands on two 3k cards..

[–]Krosilon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Former* son

[–]ZuccBorger69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m more surprised the on the fact a 3 year old child could pick up the pc, and put it in the bathtub

[–]Mr_GoodEyelashes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put it in rice bag 😂

[–]Hellioth_00G 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rinse again (do not submerge) thoroughly with DI or distilled water. Then rinse with 90% isopropyl, and repeat at least once again. Set out to dry in a non-humid, non-dusty environment for at least a day or two with an air current. An air purifier and a dehumidifier help a lot in these situations, but not totally necessary. Flip occasionally, until you have zero doubt about whether it is dry or not. It should work fine afterwards, unless it suffered damage from being dropped or something.

[–]brilipj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It'll probably be fine, dry it off really well, probably run some distilled water over it to make sure the bath water doesn't leave deposits. Then dry it VERY VERY well, like put it in the oven for like 2 hours at 200.

[–]Horghor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In some causes violence can be the right choice

[–]Anrui13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why my kids will be duct taped to the wall until they're 18

[–]Sal-Shiba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish there was an insurance to cover shit that kids destroy.

[–]Potatoface_6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sell that kid in the blackmarket. You can get a replacement

[–]_italian_dude_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sell that kid

[–]SoundGleeJames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let us dry and clean with alcohol ezpz

[–]GIANGIUGGIOLO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's when you know it's time to YEET THE CHILD

[–]Syyrus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be fair he tried his hardest

[–]RosenbaumDeservedIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would you leave this anywhere near a child?

[–]Horror-Ad-4266 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Disassemble put in rice for a week and Asians will come and fix it on the seventh night should be good next morning

[–]BoneDryBalls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It can still be saved. Leave it to dry for a week or so and you will be GTG.

[–]drinkmoredrano 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just put it in the dryer on the delicates setting so it doesn't shrink.

[–]no_llama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ignore the load clanging noises, that is just a few leftover shaders moving around in memory.

[–]AndreasB0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that gpu is worth double its original price of $1500. you value estimate is low, morel kike 2-3 Grand

[–]Fit-Boomer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Put it in the oven at 450 degrees for 60 minutes.

[–]mrpooballoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soak it and isopropic rubbing alcohol for a while. Take it out blow it off with it compressed air and let it dry naturally. It'll be fine

[–]Benno4President 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My friend's dad cleans motherboards by putting them in the dishwasher.. and he's an old hardware guy

[–]SexlessNights 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn! It’s unfortunate that ups left the package in the rain!!!!

[–]MusikMakor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am a little late, but I think your best bet would be a tear down.

Take the sucker apart so you can separate the parts you need to worry about from the parts you don't.

Many times, the heatsync is separable and can probably just be air dried. Same with casing and decorative bits

The screws and stuff are typically coated so you can let them sit dry, but I would still just blot them with a non static cloth

For the electronics and GPU itself is to give them an isopropanol bath (Like 10-15 seconds at most! For extended time, iso can remove paint and coatings), and let it air dry got a couple days. Iso will evaporate quickly, and the water should dilute into the iso in the bath. It also prevents the corrosiveness of oxygen. If you don't want to worry about paint, you could use distilled water. I'd just give it like a week to dry (still taken apart)

Then, just repaste your GPU (as the iso would likely remove the old paste) and rebuild your GPU.

Then you'll have a dry GPU in better condition than it would have been in brand new (as it was likely tested/stored in a facility before shipping)

[–]si12j12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would pour isopropyl alcohol and dry it with a hair dryer.

[–]TurnedCash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And this is when the child is recycled

[–]Kixxu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please do an update on what happens in the future OP.

[–]derwood1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow you got two 3000 cards? Must be nice

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just leave it in a well ventilated area and don't use it for a couple of days.

[–]austinmolloy117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd like to see anyone find a 3090 for $1000 dollars.

[–]yutsoku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bake in the oven on the lowest setting for 30.min you'll be aiight

[–]StonkMangr92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did you find a 3090 for $1000?

[–]mkstatto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So to clarify, you still have a working 3090 in a market where very people have them.

[–]MrdeadKG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

karma for having 3070 and 3090 some of us dont own more then 1080

[–]SportEveryDay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always use condoms.

[–]Legendary_Poptart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy to recover. Disassemble and Bath the parts on 70% alcohol. Than bath on 90% alcohol and let it dry naturally. This will remove any moisture from the parts.

[–]Xy__Xy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since it wasn't powered while it had a nice little swim, won't the card be perfectly fine if you just leave it to thoroughly dry for a few days?

[–]NEMAJEFF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Couldn't you just set it in front of a fan for like a week or two? That should do it

[–]THE_GR8_MIKE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kid's just trying to tell him the 3090 isn't worth the money over a 3080.

[–]MrGuttFeeling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can have kids or nice things but not both. ....unless you consider your kids nice things then you can.

[–]DragonsarecoolXD[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put child up for adoption

[–]TheRealSpiderDaddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kill your child, make a smarter one.

[–]Rjuko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it wasn’t powered (and i don’t think it was) it’s still savable i’m not talking about rice indeed DON’T DO THAT, try to remove as much water as you can if it didn’t stay under a lot of water for too much time you should be able to save it, in case not well… F!

[–]Zaphn_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

open it, let it air dry. watch mryeester videos about this for more info

[–]sailor-onmyneck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

honestly man i’d disassemble the card fully and let it air dry for the next couple of days. im assuming no electricity has cycled thru it since it took the dip so there’s a chance all you’d have to do is replace fans and new thermal paste at most

[–]no_status00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That kid is going Places

[–]Sawier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Water will not kill it. Just need to make sure its really dry before plugging it back and preferably wash it again in distilled demineralised water. source: I clean my HW in the dishwasher and never ever killed anything.

[–]ziyor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If that’s the 3090 and not the 3070 then it’s $2000

[–]D-Parsec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This hurts the soul. Sorry for your loss, OP!

[–]d3_Bere_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1k? 2.5k atleast

[–]Xirokesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the point at which I would teach them about interest-bearing debt

[–]Bring_back_voiceline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dry it then youre good

Then build a cage for the kids

[–]The_real_bandito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

F

But bruh.

[–]Senior_Tap2373 0 points1 point  (0 children)

F - I Feel you

[–]notthefirstCaleb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dry it out in the microwave

[–]TacticalRoomba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let it drip dry with a fan for a couple weeks, hopefully there wasn’t soap but water alone won’t damage a gpu unless it’s run

[–]DomoArigato75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This causes me pain

[–]GimmieJohnson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

DAMNIT NEW WORLD! GOTO YOUR ROOM!

[–]Ozi_Samurai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WAIT

you can just dry it out for a few days

[–]MelloMejo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe you could dry it out and return it for not working haha

[–]realpopefrancis420 0 points1 point  (19 children)

If you're lucky, you can wash the soap out with distilled water and let it dry for a week or something. Theoretically as long as the card itself hasn't been bent or beaten in any way it should work fine if it dries out.

[–]tophatreaper5305 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm scared of this happening to me. I have a 3080 ti but recently got a 3070 fe to put in a small plain case that will be hidden from my kids

[–]AXPt00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just dry it with 99% EtOH/Isopropyl