Bonehead move - Coca Cola in XTi 2000

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Bonehead move - Coca Cola in XTi 2000

#1 Post by bzb » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:13 pm

4 gigs this Halloween weekend, and yesterday on my final one, about 15 minutes after my contract was officially over (I was spinning while breaking down equipment)...

I knock over my cup of Coke and some of it went right into the vent of the XTi 2000. Power to it cut off immediately, but everything else was fine. I sopped up what was on the front of it and tried to turn it back on, and the lights blinked on briefly but then shut back down. I cut everything off after that.

Yes, a bonehead move. To be fair, I've been operating off about 2-4 hours of sleep every night since Thursday, so I am just wiped.

Any advice? It's used and well out of warranty.
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#2 Post by DJ Big Ronn » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:53 pm

Internal fuses?

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#3 Post by bzb » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:59 pm

No idea. Should I turn it on today? It happened around 6pm yesterday. Been sitting in my garage overnight with the rack covers off. I guess I should crack it open and see whats inside.
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Re: Bonehead move - Coca Cola in XTi 2000

#4 Post by AntonZ » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:13 pm

My gut feeling would be to wash the cola out with clean water, give it ample time to dry, force some warm dry air in there while drying, then try to fire it up again. Not based on any practical experience though, just the idea that leaving the residue in there would be harmful in the long run.

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#5 Post by Rune Bivrin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:33 pm

AntonZ wrote:My gut feeling would be to wash the cola out with clean water, give it ample time to dry, force some warm dry air in there while drying, then try to fire it up again. Not based on any practical experience though, just the idea that leaving the residue in there would be harmful in the long run.
That's exactly what I did when my kids dumped Sprite into my laptop. Worked like a charm, but you should be quick about it. The cola contains enough phosphorous acid to corrode the contacts in switches and connectors.
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#6 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:54 pm

Clean it with alcohol, not water. Water will cause susceptible parts to rust, alcohol won't.

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#7 Post by bzb » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:02 pm

I cracked it open (way too easy!?!?) and swabbed up the Coke stains with rubbing alcohol. There really was only a little bit right in the front, but it was definitely over more than a couple contacts. Ran a hairdryer on it for a couple minutes, and it powered right back up. Whew! Did it just go into protection mode? If so, that's an awesome feature.

Thanks everyone!




On another note, I did have a weird incident a couple nights ago, though. CH2, which run my OTs, sounded really low - almost like it was severely muffled - even when I turned the gain up. I turned it back down, smacked the amp on the grill a couple times, and turned it back up and it was fine. Hasn't done it since... but wondering what I could have jiggled on that one.
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#8 Post by doncolga » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:41 pm

bzb wrote:I cracked it open (way too easy!?!?) and swabbed up the Coke stains with rubbing alcohol. There really was only a little bit right in the front, but it was definitely over more than a couple contacts. Ran a hairdryer on it for a couple minutes, and it powered right back up. Whew! Did it just go into protection mode? If so, that's an awesome feature.

Thanks everyone!




On another note, I did have a weird incident a couple nights ago, though. CH2, which run my OTs, sounded really low - almost like it was severely muffled - even when I turned the gain up. I turned it back down, smacked the amp on the grill a couple times, and turned it back up and it was fine. Hasn't done it since... but wondering what I could have jiggled on that one.
Congratulations on that! I know that's a great feeling. I did that with a MacBook this past Spring...however, no such luck. Did get an improved replacement though.
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#9 Post by Ron K » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:40 am

In the future you should keep a can of CRC Contact cleaner in your gig case. If that would happen on the job early you can simply power down spray let sit 2 mins and power back up as the contact cleaner will evaporate and remove the spillage.It's non flammable unlike alcohol (you must buy the non-flammable stuff) and should get you up and running quickly.

We did this on a Midas Monitor console during a George Jones show when from above came a beer spilled from the balcony which was basically a wooden deck where all the VIPs were sitting. Monitor land was stationed right underneath and well the crackling that came after the spillage wasn't pretty.Quick power down and back up in less then 10 mins without issue!

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/content ... =03070&S=Y
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#10 Post by bzb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 pm

Ron K wrote:In the future you should keep a can of CRC Contact cleaner in your gig case. If that would happen on the job early you can simply power down spray let sit 2 mins and power back up as the contact cleaner will evaporate and remove the spillage.It's non flammable unlike alcohol (you must buy the non-flammable stuff) and should get you up and running quickly.

We did this on a Midas Monitor console during a George Jones show when from above came a beer spilled from the balcony which was basically a wooden deck where all the VIPs were sitting. Monitor land was stationed right underneath and well the crackling that came after the spillage wasn't pretty.Quick power down and back up in less then 10 mins without issue!

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/content ... =03070&S=Y
Awesome. Where would one acquire a can of this locally? I checked Fry's and Radio Shack and they're a no-go.
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#11 Post by el_ingeniero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:19 pm

Amazon has it for 15 or 16 bucks a can.

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#12 Post by Ron K » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:14 pm

bzb wrote:
Ron K wrote:In the future you should keep a can of CRC Contact cleaner in your gig case. If that would happen on the job early you can simply power down spray let sit 2 mins and power back up as the contact cleaner will evaporate and remove the spillage.It's non flammable unlike alcohol (you must buy the non-flammable stuff) and should get you up and running quickly.

We did this on a Midas Monitor console during a George Jones show when from above came a beer spilled from the balcony which was basically a wooden deck where all the VIPs were sitting. Monitor land was stationed right underneath and well the crackling that came after the spillage wasn't pretty.Quick power down and back up in less then 10 mins without issue!

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/content ... =03070&S=Y
Awesome. Where would one acquire a can of this locally? I checked Fry's and Radio Shack and they're a no-go.
Buy online at Grainger or MSC.I have no Idea as to where in your local but just about any industrial supply place or electronics place (not radio shack) should carry it or something similar.The local auto supply might even carry it.
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Re: Bonehead move - Coca Cola in XTi 2000

#13 Post by bzb » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:34 pm

Stupid local Grainger won't sell to me. I guess I'll check a couple auto parts stores on the way home... otherwise just order online. It would just be nice to have in my gig bag for this weekend's events!

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Re: Bonehead move - Coca Cola in XTi 2000

#14 Post by Rockboy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:40 am

Check at Lowe's - They are a Grainger dealer, Go to the Project or Commercial desk to order.

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#15 Post by la80vette » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:43 am

Just about all auto parts stores carry that product.

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