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Rained on my new Onkyo - it wasn't plugged in tho!

Hi all. I had my new receiver sitting unplugged on a shelf waiting to set it up this weekend. We had an unexpected early rain, my windows were open, and I came home to find that rain had gotten all over the top of the unit.

I freaked out because it was after 5p (otherwise I would have taken it straight to a repair shop). I wiped off the top with a towel. Then I gently turned the unit upside down on another dry towel and let it sit for 30 minutes so it could drain out any rain that seeped inside.

I didn't want to let anything corrode, so I now have a hair dryer suspended about 4 feet above the unit blowing warm (not hot) air into the vents.

What should I do next? If I continue to "dry out" the unit w/the blow dryer, will it be ok, or should I still take it to a repair facility?

I'm bummed because I just bought it and haven't even taken the labels off yet!

Thanks in advance!!!

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No need for a repair shop. Just open the top (two big screws on each side and a few smaller ones in the back) Let it sit for another day that way and it'll be right as rain. Oops...poor choice of words.

Avoid the urge to touch the circuit boards on the inside. Static electricity could damage the circuits. Instead, put it next to a fan - or in a room with a ceiling fan.

When you're don, plug it in and enjoy your new stereo.

Peace.

Marco

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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