Water won't necessarily destroy your computer
Was your computer or other electronic component exposed to water during last week's flooding? Electronics won't necessarily be destroyed after being exposed to water. You may be able to save them if you follow a few suggestions. Believe it or not, some humidity is a good thing for electronics. Humidity prevents the buildup of static, which can damage electronics. But exposing your computer to standing water is not just a little humidity. Water on circuit boards can cause damage when power is applied. Important: Do not touch any electrical devices while standing in water unless you are absolutely sure that power is not applied. Once you're sure it's safe to touch the device, remove it from the wet environment.
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