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ok... I never thought this would happen...
HAD TO HAPPEN TO ME FFS DIDNT IT?

Just cleaned my loop. One of my tubes was turning brown and all the rest all clear. wanted to see what was going on.

Took the entire loop apart and cleaned it. found some buildup in the CPU block.

Long story short, leak tested for about an hour. Didnt see any problems so I booted it up. 5 mins after gaming I get a pink screen (as if you mixed up the Blue Green Red on a TV).
Then after a minute it crashes...
Then i see a drop of water come off the GPU block....

Drained and took the loop apart. Found a lot of water on the VRAM.
I use 100% pure distilled water. Does my card have a chance at all?
Its all drying now, and I am biting my nails off......
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post #2 of 33
Give it good time to dry, then test again. It might have a chance, but you absolutely want to let it dry out completely first before checking again.
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post #3 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemonSlice View Post
Give it good time to dry, then test again. It might have a chance, but you absolutely want to let it dry out completely first before checking again.
I agree with this. Also I know this sounds stupid but make sure your 100% happy its not going to leak again before you turn it on.

Your 100% pure water will note be 100% pure, and if it is congratulations you should write a paper on that but there is a chance it did no damage if nothing has shot circuited.
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^+1 you have a chance.
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post #5 of 33
Take the card out, put it in a bag of rice. DO NOT BLOWDRY. Silica gel would be good too if you have any (the small white bags they put in shipping things that say 'do not eat'). It sounds like it was a good amount of water, so let it sit for at least 12 hours. Take it out, visually inspect for any sort of moisture (and make sure no rice is in anything movable like fans, etc). Plug the card back in, pray to whatever it is you do - or dont - believe in, and fire it up.

From what I've seen/heard about water, as long as you let it dry thoroughly and nothing looks damaged, you may be ok. When you say it looked like alot of water, how does the PCB look on the card?
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post #6 of 33
Go buy some rice. Put your components in a container that can hold them and put some rice on the bottom of the container and then pour rice over the rest of the components. Let them stay in the rice for a minimum of 24 hrs. This will draw out the water in the components and will ensure that they have the best chance of restarting. Put everything back together and hopefully it will restart and be fine. The thing you don't want to do is attempt to start your computer when your components are not fully dry, this will fry them. When you put your computer back together and try restarting make sure that you either do it outside your case or with your case side panels off. Hopefully that helps, and if you return to liquid cooling just make sure that your components are securely put together and leak test for for a little while longer.
post #7 of 33
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Everything actually LOOKS fine... and the PC was actually still running. when i say it Crashed, it was similar to a blue screen. (sound froze, picture froze, etc).
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post #8 of 33
As what others have suggested, bag of rice, leave it to soak it all up in a cool dark place for while, this has happened to me before and it was fine, one of the reasons I gave up watercooling!
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I have NO CLUE how it leaked... this was not my first loop, and everything was tight..
didnt rush like most leaks..
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post #10 of 33
scratch that, I wasn't thinking

But don't let rice get into the waterblock or you're going to need to take it apart.
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