Thanks for all the suggestions. Here is the latest update. The water from the sprinklers was purer than that from the tap. There was no residue from it anywhere. A bit of head (oven and hair drier used) and it was easily evaporated. However, all of the units except for one router were powered on and in use. The 2 hubs were directly below the fire and burning strands of something fell down and were sucked into them by their fans. The strands were hot enough that the melted into the chip bodies. I didn't hold much hope for them and was not surprised. Neither showed any form of life. Not even the fans came on. Also keep in mind that the ethernet cables came down from the ceiling and had no excess so water running down them had a straight forward path directly into the RJ-45 jacks.
The operating router's sealed power brick is totally dead. Since its
watertight, something obviously failed in the router and shorted out
the brick. Trying another brick in that router caused every light on
it to come on. It didn't do anything but light the lights. The
non-operating router works fine.
The one server that I have responsibility for (mailserver running
FreeBSD 4.6) took awhile to get rewired properly. When it was yanked
out, some of the internal cables were disconnected. Had to find the
motherboard book to figure out how to set them back up properly. Once
that was done, the machine came up and worked fine. However, its inlet
fan was severly disfigured by the falling burning stuff. Since its at
the bottom of the unit, the junk only marred the bottom of the frame.
There were no electronics there for it to damage. The fan sounds funny
now and I wouldn't trust it. However, the keyboard connector is now
defective. You can't plug a keyboard into it. I couldn't find
anything visibly wrong with it, it just doesn't work. I have no idea
how that happened since there was a keyboard plugged in during the
flooding. My only guess is that whoever unplugged it did so via the
grab case and run method - leaving the keyboard to catch and disconnect
None of the MS servers survived. None had backups either. I suspect
that will be a significant problem. However, I do have backups for the
mail server and did recover the complete disk and dumped it to my
laptop so that will be a simple restore.
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- re-routing PC speaker throught the sound card vladimir
- Mail resending Doug Hardie
- Re: Mail resending Matthew Seaman
- Water Damage Doug Hardie
- Re: Water Damage Dirk-Willem van Gulik
- Re: Water Damage Fernando Gleiser
- Re: Water Damage Jim Durham