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Spilled liquid into tower - it powers on for x minutes, then restarts

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Hi all,
About an hour ago my cat knocked down a can of ginger ale that leaked into the left side of the tower. When I came in, everything was on and fine. When I started cleaning up, the system restarted. Did not power off. I unplugged the power cord and opened the box to see how bad the damage was. It didn't look bad. I saw a couple of water dots on the back side of the video card and a little on the case. I dried everything I could find.
Here's my case from the top, the water would have leaked to the left side from the top.

It could have hit: cables, GPU and maybe HD.

Since then, the system works fine for 10-20 minutes then restarts.

Suggestions what to look for? If it was water I would have dried it and left it off.. with soda, I dont know.

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check if theres any standing water on any pcb, put rice on everything that had water on it, pray to god that it still works.
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If the liquid hit gourmet PCB it would be restarting by itself randomly after working for 10 mins?

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what pcb did it get on?
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post #5 of 6
You really should of turned the comp off immediately and let it dry out overnight.

I suggest opening up the case as much as possible and aiming as many fans as possible at it. Leave it like that overnight, and possibly all day tomorrow. Then hope for the best.
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post #6 of 6
I think dismantling ur PC to dry out all the parts in the sun with rice and then putting everything back together is a pretty good way.
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