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Old 10-21-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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My AI controller got wet. Can it be saved?

Or is it done? Right no, obviously it doesn't work. Is there anything I can do? it was velcro'd to the wall, but it fell off into my sump.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure what an AI controller is, but I've heard of people saving phones and other small electronics by placing them in container of rice for a few days, which will soak up all the moisture. Could be worth a try?
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I'm not entirely sure what an AI controller is, but I've heard of people saving phones and other small electronics by placing them in container of rice for a few days, which will soak up all the moisture. Could be worth a try?
aqua illuminations, its a controller for their lights. to the OP, its prob fried but I would try the rice idea and hope for the best. next time id do a permanent wall mount or atleast attach some form of drop cable catch (kind of like the vortechs)
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I ordered a new one last night just in case and it will be here tomorrow. It still doesn't work, kind of what i figured.
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Start by soaking it 24 hours in RO water, then soak it in rubbing alcohol for an hour. Place in front of a fan for at least a day to dry it out. Take the cover off of it if you can to expose the innards. If that doesn't work, it's toast. Rice will absorb the water, but leaves some salt behind where it can short out components.
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