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One of my barbs started leaking :[

There was some smoke cause it spilled onto the motherboard. I shut it off immediately and theres some brown residue .

What should I do
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Depends what it hit. Make sure it is completely dry. There's a chance that your board MIGHT survive.
 
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post #3 of 23
I would recommend using some of that electronics cleaner can to clean off the residue as it can b conductive.
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cut all power to the system, by pulling out the power cord, then use some isopropyl alcohol to clean the residue to the best of your abilities, let it sit for a half hour if u did not use 99% IsoAlc to make sure its bone dry. if there is some residue left over, consider a motherboard wash, make sure u remove the BIOS battery b4 u do that. also take all the components out and fix that barb, run a 24-48 hour constant loop to check for further leaks, and double check them to see if u did anything sloppy to avoid further damage. there is a chance your board may survive
    
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
Depends what it hit. Make sure it is completely dry. There's a chance that your board MIGHT survive.


This is the area it hit. I'm on an Asus P6T Vanilla



Edited by blu3phoenix - 5/24/11 at 8:41pm
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post #6 of 23
Ouch man doesn't look like a very good spot for water... But I have a P5Q-Pro System in a antec 900 I spilled a 1/2 cup of water down top fan on mobo, gpu, and psu and every one of those components still works.. Most important thing is make sure it dries 110%
Motherboards usually have a coating on them but on those specific connectors you spilled on I'm not sure... I wish you best of luck.
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post #7 of 23
Let it dry and then try to power it on. There is a chance that the conductive water made the silicon burn since you said there was smoke. There is a chance it might still work however expect the worst.
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In local news, firefighters doused a 100 foot blaze and later identified the cause of the fire, the home owner tried to start his PC after it already got fried.


Joking... It might work. I'd give it about a 10% chance though, that looks pretty burnt.
post #9 of 23
It really blows that this happened

I'd still leak test it to confirm whether or not it was user error, but it really looks like that motherboard is done for.
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Mosfets looked fried. I wouldn't feel completely safe using my system if my mobo was burned. RMA time?
     
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