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Is it possible to remove the CPU Socket? Juice accident :(

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Hi guys!

Skip to the **** if you don't want to read the story

This morning, i had just made myself a nice drink of Ribena, ready to move my pc from the kitchen into the lounge back onto my desk. I switched my PC off and went to remove the cables, and the next thing i know my dad moved my screen and knocked over my drink all over my PC. The Ribena went into my top exhaust hole and dripped all over my components. So i opened her up and started drying it, got it all dry without taking any components out of the case. I then got my PC setup at my desk about an hour or two after the accident, and switched my PC on, boot into windows and then it freezes then cuts out. So i tried to switch her on again only for it to cut out after 2 seconds. So i tore her apart and i have been working on it all day. I found some ribena on the side and the bottom (fan on the bottom facing down) so i cleaned that and tested the PSU by poking some solder in the green and black section of the 24PIN, and that turned out to be fine. HDD's and my SSD is fine along with the CD Drive GPU and watercooler. So now im down to Motherboard CPU and RAM, CPU looks fine (and no sloshing sounds ). One stick of RAM had drips on the outer heatsink, but im not taking those off. And the motherboard had a few drips here and there, but i am concerned that a bit of juice may have seeped into the CPU Socket. I was advised to put my motherboard, CPU and RAM in the oven at a low temp of 30-50 degrees to try and dry the components out a bit (we have no airing cupboard). So i did that for 1 hour and still no luck. So i went back to the oven and left it in there for 1-2 hours, and i will test it tomorrow morning.

****But my real question is, is it possible to remove the CPU Socket? Is there a tutorial or something?

Thanks (I'm off to be so will check up on the thread in the morning!)
Edited by Jamyy10 - 10/29/11 at 9:17am
post #2 of 9
Pretty sure its soldered in there. Its possible to remove it but would probably be a real headache unless you are good at de soldering on a PCB. Maybe bath it in isopropyl alcohol and then let it thoroughly dry out. BTW what is Ribena?
post #3 of 9
You shouldn't of turned anything on to begin with until everything was clean and dried out. :/




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post #4 of 9
Get a baby ear syring, squirt alcohol into it.

Afterwards use a fresh batch of alcohol to give it a rinse, let dry for a good long time.




You can remove the socket but youll need a damn fine reflow plate. I've pulled them off with a heatgun but it ripped off some PCB on the board side.
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It is possible. You can do anything with a jigsaw and duct tape.

Is it recommended? No. The oven method worked for my sister's computer when I had to get tea out of it. So, give it a try, just make sure it's supported off the rack (derp). I left its mobo in there for about 4-5 hours, dry as a nun's -oh right ToS.
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bad idea to turn it on in the first place. impatience only leads to further frustration.

what you could try is cleaning it properly by submerging it and leave to dry for a couple of days. since you already turned it on and it shut down you may have shorted it already. some have sugested the baking method(

), but I have no idea if it will work. also that method is prety random, sometimes it works other times it dont.
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks for all the reply's guys!

Is it possible to remove the top bit of the AM2+ socket then? You know the white bit?

I only switched it on after 2 hours because it looked dry inside. (And i really wanted to play some Battlefield 3 )

When i put the motherboard in the oven i put it on a thick chopping board and i had a thermostat inside the oven to check the heat. I stayed around about 30-50 degrees.

Well i am going to test it because it has been sitting all night and it was in the oven for 2 hours last night and i didn't get a change to test it so, fingers crossed it works.
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Thanks for all the reply's guys!

Is it possible to remove the top bit of the AM2+ socket then? You know the white bit?

I only switched it on after 2 hours because it looked dry inside. (And i really wanted to play some Battlefield 3 )

When i put the motherboard in the oven i put it on a thick chopping board and i had a thermostat inside the oven to check the heat. I stayed around about 30-50 degrees.

Well i am going to test it because it has been sitting all night and it was in the oven for 2 hours last night and i didn't get a change to test it so, fingers crossed it works.
You would have been better of using an air compressor to push water out of the socket and wipe the liquid dry.
If i was you i would leave it alone at least a week unplugged.

Might be lucky to dry it out with an oven.

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Well we do have an air compressor, but we have no nozzles for it unfortunately. Turns out it still wont work, so i was going to buy a new motherboard soon for myself anyway. So i bought an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX for £130 including next day shipping.

Thanks for your help guys!
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