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Moisture In Electronic Equipment

By on November 11, 2009

I got a unique question from one of my ERG member that asked about is there a way to prevent moisture in the circuit board. He said that because of the moisture in the circuit board, it had blown many of the circuit boards in the telephone related equipment. I told him that i have never come across such problem before and had suggested to him to try to use the Silica gel pack to try it out. I don’t know whether it will work or not but at least there is a chance it may work. If you have any solution for this problem (how to remove moisture from circuit board) i would like to hear from you-thanks! By the way you can click on the photo to view the website about Silica GEL.

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  1. Arjunaidi

    November 12, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I once dropped a handphone in water. quickly dry out the phone, NEVER switch it on or you'll cause a major short circuit on the motherboard (most expensive component). Just take out the battery, sim card and memory card. then bury the phone in a jar of uncooked rice for 12 to 24 hours. the rice acts like a dessicant and absorbs any remaining moisture.

    give it a try!

  2. Bill Wright

    November 12, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Yes, Silica Gel is awesome stuff and will dry out or product anything from moisture damage. This site has more information and products:

  3. admin

    November 12, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Hi Arjuniadi,

    That was a good tip!


  4. admin

    November 12, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for sharing and the good link too!


  5. teo

    November 5, 2010 at 2:01 am

    maybe you can use camphor, mechanic some time add camphor in toolchest to prevent rust


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