Hello all, I was just looking around my motherboard and spotted a wet residue next to a connector. It looks wet, but it is not, and can not be cleaned off. It came out of the box like this because I took a picture of of it and noticed it in the picture as well, I just didn't spot it when installing. Is this defective? Anyone know was this residue is? It came with it from the factory.
Its to the left of the MEMOK button in the pictures below.
You could rub it gently with isopropanol but be careful of surface mounted components, as Arne said its probably flux, afaik areas are coated with it during manufacture then cleaned up after. I have a few areas similar on my board , never worried about it.*