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post #11 of 19
Don't short the motherboard. Short the PSU.
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Short the PSU? Wait what?

Just fill the thing up with water under the faucet and see if water comes out.

*edit* I see you said you don't have the equipment to solder it. All you need is a soldering iron, some decent flux, and some solder. I see you're in the Caribbean so I'm assuming you don't have a Radio Shack around. Are there any electronics stores nearby? You really should own a soldering iron - it's one of the most invaluable pieces of equipment you could ever own.
Edited by Cavi Mike - 6/29/13 at 5:59pm
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post #13 of 19

That's really not THAT bad, but it could get bad. Use something meant for stopping leaks, check your local hardware store's plumbing department. Someone already mentioned JB Weld, that would probably work just fine. Then leak test, and you're gold.

 

I did the same thing once with rad and used super glue to prevent a leak, that worked for me, but there are better options.

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I do not think you will have the results you desire using a soldering tool meant for wires with that hole. All you will get is what is called a cold joint. If that tube leaks and you do not have the correct gear and talent I would go the JB weld route or the radiator goes to the radiator shop. You can make an initial test by simply filling the radiator (with one fitting capped and see if it leaks with standing water. If no leaks move on to pumping water through it. I would go to great lengths to make it so there is no way possible water gets on the board. Do you have a second pump and res. you could hook up without the computer being at all involved? If the JB does not fix it the shop may end up taking the end caps off the radiator and soldering that tube shut. It will no longer pass water but you can probably live with the loss of a tube. I have never had the end caps of a radiator off so my advice about taking that tube out of the loop will not work if it needs to be open as in a single pass design.

EDIT: I am against leak stop products as they will also do their "plugging up" with your blocks.

EDIT: I did something a bit like you did and the JB let just the smallest amount of water leak by, but it still looked like my best bet.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/29/13 at 6:27pm
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post #15 of 19
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Yea guys so it's definitely leaking, good news is I have a 240 rad so I'm gonna use that till I can repair the 360. Gotta unmount the waterblock off my gpu an rock the stock cooler.

I'm really pissed, not only has this happened but the bitspower sli connector I ordered was too short so it's all bad luck for me this weekend.

Thanks guys for your help, +reps cheers.gif


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I'd take it to a local metalworking or maybe even an auto repair shop and have them weld it back shut.
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I'd take it to a local metalworking or maybe even an auto repair shop and have them weld it back shut.

i've taken a rad to an auto rad:thumb: repairer before
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i've taken a rad to an auto rad:thumb: repairer before

Yeah, this is a common fix for any decent mechanic or old timer - should be no trouble to have it properly welded/soldered for cheap.
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I'd take it to a local metalworking or maybe even an auto repair shop and have them weld it back shut.

That's exactly what I'm gonna do tom, take it to a radiator repair shop.
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