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I just got my new PSU in today, started it up, fans came on and all, then went to hook it up to rest of PC and it booted up. After about a minute of running it shut down and my aunt said she smelled burning. I opened case and saw one small drop of liquid (which I later found came from edge of flashlight as I put PSU in (low light) and I dried it off and tried to restart it, nothing. Let it sit for an hour and it boots up now. Should I RMA the motherboard or just keep it? I don't have the original box that I got it in, or the manufacturer box. Will they take the RMA? Also, is there anyway to test my other components to make sure they are still good? CPU, PSU, etc.

At first the Power light on the MoBo (gigabyte FM2 A85X UP4 would not come on then it flickered and like I said after the hour it booted up...

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I just got my new PSU in today, started it up, fans came on and all, then went to hook it up to rest of PC and it booted up. After about a minute of running it shut down and my aunt said she smelled burning. I opened case and saw one small drop of liquid (which I later found came from edge of flashlight as I put PSU in (low light) and I dried it off and tried to restart it, nothing. Let it sit for an hour and it boots up now. Should I RMA the motherboard or just keep it? I don't have the original box that I got it in, or the manufacturer box. Will they take the RMA? Also, is there anyway to test my other components to make sure they are still good? CPU, PSU, etc.

At first the Power light on the MoBo (gigabyte FM2 A85X UP4 would not come on then it flickered and like I said after the hour it booted up...

Help?

Where was the drop of liquid? That doesn't sound very good at all, something has shorted.

If you know where the water landed you can try cleaning the area with alcohol, but it won't guarantee it will be perfect. I would do that first before RMA'ing, because that way they'll be less likely to discover that the board is water damaged wink.gif

You can troubleshoot other components by throwing them in another rig or using extra parts you've got lying around.
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i7 3820 - 4.5GHz Rampage IV Formula EVGA GTX680 - 1.25GHz Samsung Green - 2000MHz/CL10/4x4GB 
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WD Caviar Green - 1TB Plextor M3 - 128GB Custom Water Windows 7 Professonal - x64 
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Where was the drop of liquid? That doesn't sound very good at all, something has shorted.

If you know where the water landed you can try cleaning the area with alcohol, but it won't guarantee it will be perfect. I would do that first before RMA'ing, because that way they'll be less likely to discover that the board is water damaged wink.gif

You can troubleshoot other components by throwing them in another rig or using extra parts you've got lying around.
between the pci and pci x8 lanes. Any idea about rme not having original boxes? And I don't have another comp to test them in
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