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  1. skenn_ie


    Sep 7, 2009
    Hi. I have a PC which seems to collect water out of the air. Water has a habit of dripping out of the power inlet, and PSU fan sprays water inside the box. This is a 750W PSU, running off about 238VAC (mains power is unusually high), but the FSP power supply IS rated to 264V. Other 750W PSUs also produced water, then blew, being only rated to 240V, presumable due to spurious power surges above 240. An older, lower power PC seems to be OK ! Relative Humidity is 65 - 75%. Has anyone experienced anything similar, or can offer any advice ?
  2. kellys_eye


    Jun 25, 2010
    Probably only happens when you switch on?

    The warm/hot surfaces are getting condensation forming on them (overnight) as the insides cool down which is being flung around by the fans at morning switch on.

    You could fit a small heater to the inside of the PC (to run at night only) or relocate the PC to a location where the temperature doesn't fall so low.
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  3. Tha fios agaibh

    Tha fios agaibh

    Aug 11, 2014
    An air conditioner to lower the room temperature would be my first choice, but a bigger and better circulation fan should also help.
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  4. Ben King

    Ben King

    Apr 4, 2017
    at first I thought this was a joke :D:D:D:D
  5. Ben King

    Ben King

    Apr 4, 2017
  6. FuZZ1L0G1C


    Mar 25, 2014
    Hot-glue a packet of silica gel in an unused corner of your cabinet interior (in addition to above tips).
    Camera retailers sell them, or salvage from a new electronic purchase (printer, etc).
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