What is this mess on the PCB?

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Hi folks

I spotted some odd residue on my PCB recently. The component hadn't been used for about a year and was safely stored away in the house during that time. I pulled it out to use again and did a quick inspection only to find this. Can anyone tell me what it could be? I haven't powered it up for fear of damaging something, it was working fine the last time I used it before storing.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.
 

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diyAudio Member
Joined 2004
Clean it with distilled water several times with a soft brush, then leave to air dry.

Should be fine.........

Hugh

Thanks Hugh. I was worried it was something serious like a leaky capacitor or something! The component is only 3 years old so thought it unlikely glad its just rain water. Makes sense since I moved house awhile back and it was tipping it down when we emptied the moving van so could have easily picked up a drop through the vents on the case.
 
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