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Great news!

As for the PSU fan, if it gets worse you can take the blades off and lubricate it. Have a search on OCN, there is a thread showing how to do that somewhere (I believe by ehume).
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post #92 of 128
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post

Thanks guys. smile.gif
If it weren't for you all, I might have done something terribly stupid and blew it all up.
The PSU fan seems fine now and the computer is restarting normal without freezing. But like said I'll keep an eye on stuff.
As for cooking the rice, I'm not cooking the rice that I placed the PSU in (because the PSU was still pretty dusty even after it got wet), but for everything else, I just might. biggrin.gif
EDIT: Yup, the HDD is okay.

glad to hear it all worked out thumb.gif

Eat the rice as a victory meal, kind of like you eat the heart of a kill for its courage lachen.gif
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post #93 of 128
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Just had to correct this oxidize = rust.
And gj op.

lead doesnt rust though
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post #94 of 128
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Originally Posted by HardwareDecoder View Post

lead doesnt rust though

What happened to RoHS meaning lead free for the most part?... anyways my computer was older than that so it doesn't matter anyways lol besides copper rusts, and it was green muck (sounds like copper anyways) that built up by the peripheral ports and the audio header at the bottom of the motherboard... regardless of which that old desktop of mine worked for a few years past that.
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besides copper rusts,

Copper does not rust, it will however oxidize and turn green over time. The term "rusting" is reserved for the corrosion of iron. Rust is a mixture of hydrated iron oxides so, by definition, if will only form on iron and iron-rich materials (such as some types of steel). Copper can get a covering of Verdigris, which is a green-colored compound.
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Copper does not rust, it will however oxidize and turn green over time. The term "rusting" is reserved for the corrosion of iron. Rust is a mixture of hydrated iron oxides so, by definition, if will only form on iron and iron-rich materials (such as some types of steel). Copper can get a covering of Verdigris, which is a green-colored compound.
i swore rust just meant oxidizing... which is what i mean when i said that. BUT you are right at least wiki backs what you say iron and alloys = rusting.

Please convert my previous statements of rust to oxidizing.
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Copper does not rust, it will however oxidize and turn green over time. The term "rusting" is reserved for the corrosion of iron. Rust is a mixture of hydrated iron oxides so, by definition, if will only form on iron and iron-rich materials (such as some types of steel). Copper can get a covering of Verdigris, which is a green-colored compound.


yup thats why the good ol statue of liberty is green . Electrolysis from the salty water/air
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now that people have realized that oxidation is not rust, a single exposure of water is not going to cause a motherboards solder joints to corrode.
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now that people have realized that oxidation is not rust, a single exposure of water is not going to cause a motherboards solder joints to corrode.

I tried to tell em that
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Same thing happened to a friend of mine let all the components dry should be fine smile.gif
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