[Grassroots-l] Moisture and salt water: any experience?

Marten Vijn info at martenvijn.nl
Mon Jun 8 14:05:49 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 18:43 +0200, s.boutayeb at free.fr wrote:
> hi all,
> OLPC France is preparing a "mini" deployment of 100 XOs in a small island in
> Madagascar (see http://www.nosykomba.org and http://antitourne.free.fr/).
> So, considering the marine environment, and the potential risk of the exposition
> of the Xos to salt water, does anyone has experienced problems caused by salt
> water or moisture on any part of the XOs?
> Thank you for your feedback!

# incidents
I think there it not a big difference with coffee :)

You can save a lot damage by:
- when it gets wet remove the battery immediately

- take the XO apart clean it form salt 
- let dry ~ 3 days
- test it on power supply, without the battery
- when switching on, and it works, leave it on for a couple of hours

When it broken check the motherboard for corruption and so.

# structural issues
If it is a general problem you may consider to protect the XO  
by using a spray that protects it against water. A problem may be
that once "salted" motherboards keep attacking humidity from the air.


> Best regards
> Samy
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