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I would probably rinse it out with water or run it through the dishwasher with the heatsink removed to ensure any dried up beer doesn't remain. Then into a bag of rice for 72 hours. Then test it out again
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I would probably rinse it out with water or run it through the dishwasher with the heatsink removed to ensure any dried up beer doesn't remain. Then into a bag of rice for 72 hours. Then test it out again

That is what Isopropyl alcohol is for!
...dishwasher... tongue.giflachen.gif
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I would probably rinse it out with water or run it through the dishwasher with the heatsink removed to ensure any dried up beer doesn't remain. Then into a bag of rice for 72 hours. Then test it out again

DISHWASHER!

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Is it wise to re-apply thermal paste after taking the heatsink off ? I've never disassembled a GPU before tongue.gif
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what a waste . . . . of beer.

sorry, op. i hope you get them returned and repaired without problem.

edit: you should always re-apply tim.
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Shoulda rank your beer quicker. Tis the punishment,

Def try to RMA it.

The dishwasher comment....Well if there is no electricity connected to the card, water shouldn't hurt it right?

Get a tub of Isoprophyl and let it soak maybe?

Then the bag of rice?

Since the computer was on while the beer spilled on it, you might be out of luck. Could've fried something.
Edited by kaivorth - 5/22/13 at 10:17am
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It's really not that hard to take OEM coolers, at least that is my experience so far. Just take your time and I wish you the best of luck in reviving that expensive card. If it works, the most punishing thing is going to be your desire to waterblock it now that you know how easy it is to remove the cooler tongue.gif In all seriousness, that makes me so sad that happened.
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Liquid Cooling...Doing it wrong! tongue.gif

But in all seriousness clean her up and try for that RMA. Good luck! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

Shoulda rank your beer quicker. Tis the punishment,

Def try to RMA it.

The dishwasher comment....Well if there is no electricity connected to the card, water shouldn't hurt it right?

Get a tub of Isoprophyl and let it soak maybe?

Then the bag of rice?

Since the computer was on while the beer spilled on it, you might be out of luck. Could've fried something.

When you say a tub of Isoprophyl, do you mean having the card actually going totally "under" in the tub, and how long should I let it soak for ?

Also, do these cards have any visible indicator or way of telling that it suffered from water damage ?
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post #30 of 50
Honestly, you might have a chance of reviving (or at least making it look like you didn't spill a beer on it) it if you take the time to separate the cooler from the card, leave the stock thermal paste on there (they check that). Use some q-tips and non lint leaving cloth to clean the card carefully with 91% or higher alcohol. Then let it dry, still separated for at least three days, try it out again and if it is still broken then try to RMA it, chances are that if you cleaned it (everything) it won't have any beer left that is traceable to the technician that validates your RMA. Best of luck to you redface.gif
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