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post #11 of 23
Never say never!

Like others said, let it dry completely after cleaning it.

Hope for the best and power it on.
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post #12 of 23
how long ago did you build the loop? Did the barb leak just randomly after a long time?
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post #13 of 23
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It was my fault, I was just wiggling some tubing to get my RAM out for a swap and you can probably figure out the rest. I didn't notice it until it was too late.

In other news, I will probably get a new mobo. Any suggestions?

EDIT: Would using distilled and kill coil really cause a burn that bad? I had water in more areas but this looks like the only area that was affected.
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post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by blu3phoenix View Post
It was my fault, I was just wiggling some tubing to get my RAM out for a swap and you can probably figure out the rest. I didn't notice it until it was too late.
This has always been one of my biggest fears.. While the tubing will never come off I've been worried about torque on the barbs. I probably risked stripping some threads, but I made sure to tighten the barbs and test them by twisting the tubing, and tightened more accordingly (before leak testing).
Edited by Annex - 5/25/11 at 12:01am
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post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by blu3phoenix View Post
It was my fault, I was just wiggling some tubing to get my RAM out for a swap and you can probably figure out the rest. I didn't notice it until it was too late.

In other news, I will probably get a new mobo. Any suggestions?

EDIT: Would using distilled and kill coil really cause a burn that bad? I had water in more areas but this looks like the only area that was affected.
Was the computer running at the time? You do realise that RAM isn't hot swapable.

Are you sure that it was smoke and not steam?

The burn is due to the liquid electrically bridging multiple contacts / components. If the liquid is conductive bad things happen to electronics that are powered up.


IMO it's worth cleaning it up, and attempting to power it up. It doesn't really look like there was any visible physical damage. However, the IC's could be fried internally.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/25/11 at 12:10am
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post #16 of 23
I would get a toothbrush on it to clear the damage properly and look again.
It may not be that bad,and even if it was-if your not handy with a soldering iron,a local electronics firm would take 15 minutes max to swap out those transistors.
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
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Mosfets looked fried. I wouldn't feel completely safe using my system if my mobo was burned. RMA time?
RMA is not the right answer, this is not the fault of a hardware malfunction.
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post #18 of 23
let us know what happens.
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post #19 of 23
Quote:
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RMA is not the right answer, this is not the fault of a hardware malfunction.
This.

You SHOULD buy a new board. If you try to RMA it and I was a mod on OCN, I'd ban you.
   
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post #20 of 23
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I'm not gonna RMA it. I know better than that. I'm looking at the Asus P6X58D-E but I'm hoping it wont have the same memory detection problems as the P6T I have.

I dont know if it was steam or smoke, it just happened too fast

I tried scrubbing it softly with a toothbrush and parts of the IC came off... so I dont think its salvageable :[

Is there a guide on what parts to replace on mobos? I could give it a shot since theres not much to lose atm.

side note:
I was swapping out the RAM to test with a friends RAM and I didn't notice it leaked when I powered it back up. Luckily everything else is fine... for now.
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