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Water in my 8030a

holmes321, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Water in my 8030a

Youngling Viestejä: 1 Liittymispäivä: 1.2.2012 Viimeisimmät viestit
So, as the title suggests... It happened. Absolute nightmare.

Albeit, not a lot whatsoever, I basically knocked some water that was on my shelf and it splashed onto the back of the monitor. I believe a small amount went into the back, where the Dip switches are located (where there are 2 small gaps on either side).

I immediately turned them off as soon as I spilt the water and left them for a short while. I tried to power up and the monitor was making a slight hiss/crackle, rather like if you left a record player on the part of the record where there was no track.

I turned off the monitor, phoned up HHB (the distributor here in the UK) and went about sorting out a repair form, and setting aside my weekend for the Manchester->London and back journey to get it fixed!


Anyway, after a couple of hours of leaving it in my reasonably warm bedroom I tried again to power it on, and the symptoms seem to have disappeared. The monitor sounds the same as the other, no white noise or crackling. What is my next move:

- Take it to the repair anyway, potentially getting charged a reasonable sum of money for it to be opened and deemed not broken (i'm not sure if this is how it works, maybe I'm being harsh).

- Assume it was just some kind of temporary thing caused by a small amount of standing water inside there, and that now it's working okay, I give it a couple of days to dry out completely and utterly once and for all and as long as it sounds fine, assume it is just fine.


The saying 'better safe than sorry' is usually one that I like to live by, but I don't have an awful lot of time nor money currently, so the fairly long trip and potential repair costs aren't too attractive.


What are your opinions, if not on what I should do, but what you would 'diagnose'? I sincerely hope that letting it dry out will fix it, with no permanent damage done, after all it can only have been a pretty small amount of liquid. But at the same time, I am of course worried...


Cheers, Chris.
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Water in my 8030a

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hi Chris,

Any update since your first post? If the speaker sounds the same as the other unit and doesn't produce any strange noises, I would say there a good change that the water didn't do any damage. But of course to be 100% certain, the speaker would need to be opened up and checked and measured by our professional service.