Water ran down into control board area


I have an electric wheelchair. I was having my hair washed by tilting and reclining over my kitchen sink. Some water ran down my back into the general electronics area; a board, switches, etc.

It was not as bad as a downpour but more than a sprinkle. All of the electronics comes on but not functioning.

I am getting a couple of error messages. I talked with the wheelchair manufacturer tech support to better understand the codes.

He originally said the bus connectors. Check to ensure they are plugged in securely, not crimped, or visibly damaged. They are in and not visibly damaged.

Talking with him more, he suggested checking the limit switches. Without a tech manually touching them, we have done the best we can.

Continuing to inspect things on our own, we can see where things got wet. We have held a hairdryer over the area.

I'm in quite a bind. Anything medical is expensive to repair or even to check out by a tech. I'm currently stuck in the air and unable to move.

Can anyone give me some advice on preceding, before calling in a tech? They most likely will not be available until tomorrow or later but even then, it will be days before any repairs can be completed.

Thank you all for your help.



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Just a tip, keep the hairdryer at a foot or 2 away, the heat can actually melt the solder and cause more damage.

If you can, remove the main board that got wet and try the guide below.

Electronics Water Damage

If not, maybe see if some local shop can come and help you, it will be much cheaper and they may not have worked on that, but they know atleast what to look for, how to check things and how to fix whats damaged as it is pretty much the same deal for anything electronic.

Good luck with your chair! I hope you get it moving again soon!

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Hi Cameron,

Thank you for your quick reply. We currently have a large house box fan on it with everything unplugged. Going to give that a try and see what happens.



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