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my Swiftech MCP35X..



pump suddenly quit working and i had an inkling it was PCB related so i open it up and find this.


I cant show swiftech this because my warranty is voided because i opened it up.
 
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post #2 of 18
Looks like flux or corrosion maybe?
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post #3 of 18
Solder wick and redo the work yourself. 15 minute job.
post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post

Looks like flux or corrosion maybe?

^

Next time put NSFW please. Thank you
post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

^

Next time put NSFW please. Thank you

Ha! He should know better smile.gif

Also, it's probably some form of leakage. The water has leaked and created what looks like limescale. Look inside your kettle pot to see what I'm talking about. Hate to say it but it looks like that's pretty un-fixable. Try using dr/owned's method. thumb.gif
     
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i tried cleaning it with 70% isopropyl (all i had lying around) so i will see if the pump starts up at all. Would swiftech void my warranty if i showed them this? it seems like a pump defect.
 
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

i tried cleaning it with 70% isopropyl (all i had lying around) so i will see if the pump starts up at all. Would swiftech void my warranty if i showed them this? it seems like a pump defect.

Give it a shot, just don't expect anything, that way if they won't replace it your not disappointed
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post #8 of 18
http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/fluke-77-iv-copper-corrosion/

Look at the patterns on the damaged PCB and yours, very similar.

He came to the conclusion that it was excess flux reacting with a humid environment, creating a salt and corroding the copper traces on the board.
post #9 of 18
this is why i stick to D5 pumps. This sucks mate. You will need to clean it up and resolder most likely.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nomad692000 View Post

Give it a shot, just don't expect anything, that way if they won't replace it your not disappointed

Quote:
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this is why i stick to D5 pumps. This sucks mate. You will need to clean it up and resolder most likely.

i cleaned it up and tried it. no go.. pump is dead. the warranty sticker is still intact so i'm going to send it in anyway.
 
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