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I am typing this on my iPad now so sorry for th errors...I just split some juice on my computer and it went through the top fan vent..immediately my comp shut off..I have a ASus x58 motherboard and my mem and CPU light are red..I opened my case and removed my ram and video card to see if they are dmaged..only a bit of juice got on the ram but it was on the outer case of the stick..all the fans run when I boot but I get no visual screen and mem and CPU lights are red..plz help
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Disconnect everything. Take your components to the sink, wipe off what you can, hold the parts so that as much juice as possible drain out & into the sink. It'd be a bad idea to let the juice dry. That's all I can suggest for now. Btw, what type of juice is it?
 
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First of all, unhook power COMPLETELY and drain the power from the board and PSU by holding your power button for ~10-20 seconds.

Secondly, take EVERYTHING apart, and clean it all REALLY well with 90% or higher rubbing alcohol. Any affected areas, clean it.

Finally, throw all affected parts into bags with dry rice, and let that rice soak up any moisture for about 1 day at least.

Put the machine all back together, and cross your fingers. Could have taken PSU, motherboard, and / or GPU with a spill like that. Too hard to tell for sure.
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******* snapple diet peach...ok I will do that...has anyone had any experience with this...did it work?
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May be contradictory to what one may think, but use distiller water,warm
It up so it disolves the suger in the juice better and thoughly wash it out, then place it rice for a week or so, better yet silica gel, you can get it outdoors stores, commonly used to keep gun safes moisture free
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Originally Posted by Jvalen;14411386 
******* snapple diet peach...ok I will do that...has anyone had any experience with this...did it work?

I've spilled water all over my rig, while trying to fill a chiller once for suicide runs. Rice fixed my problem right up. smile.gif So there is hope. Just follow my directions above. If that fails, then its time to start RMA'ing some parts.
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Turn everything off, unplug all power. Clean everything off and let it dry completely for a few days.
I mean tear your system apart, piece by piece.

After that is done, test each part one by one in another system, might not be able to test mobo. best to use a test bench, or do it on a table (No carpet).
If all good and working, then put all back, if not replace what is busted.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevin7898;14411388 
May be contradictory to what one may think, but use distiller water,warm
It up so it disolves the suger in the juice better and thoughly wash it out, then place it rice for a week or so, better yet silica gel, you can get it outdoors stores, commonly used to keep gun safes moisture free

This would actually work well as well. You could fill up your kitchen sink with distilled water (make 110% sure its distilled), and just let your parts soak in there, and clean them gently with a sponge or something. Might even feel brave and use some soap on it too.

Then use the alcohol + rice trick.
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Ok I dont think I have access to distiller water...is filterd water considered distiller
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In theory, tap water could work, but it's a bigger risk because the impurities in it could be left behind, causing a short when powered on, or so that's what I've read the recommendation against tap water is for. I have not had that problem though. I have run a motherboard and GPU through tap water cleanings (pretty warm water) and they are fine.

Of course, this was done while power wasn't going through them. You put water through it while it was powered, and since it instantly shut off, I would fear that the motherboard, and maybe other stuff, shorted out. If anything has been damaged from the short, nothing you can do now will really save it.
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