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post #21 of 152
sounds liek you just put alcohol on it and wiped it off. it needs time to dissolve the sugary liquid confection that is redbull.

This is why I recommend leaving it int he solution for hours.
post #22 of 152
Dang frown.gif

Well... if moving to a new system will provide a performance and features increase improvement sounds like it is time to move on.
If a new system won't give you a noticeable improvement then I'd opt for a repair. Comes down to a cost vs benefit decision.

A new system will of course get you on your feet the fastest.
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sounds liek you just put alcohol on it and wiped it off. it needs time to dissolve the sugary liquid confection that is redbull.

This is why I recommend leaving it int he solution for hours.

Just to make sure I'm understanding the proposition:

You suggest I submerge that part of the motherboard in alcohol for a few hours?
post #24 of 152
yep! it takes quite a bit of alcohol, but the idea is to allow it to slowly break apart the redbull from underneath chips, and in other tight spaces and disperse it away from the board.

generally when working with cell PCB's rubbing and scrubbing isnt the best idea so I just leave them submerged. alcohol is a very thin substance so it by itself will get into those tiny little places. when you rinse it off, I suggest doing so with distilled water as it wont contain any of the heavy conductive elements your tap water probably does.
post #25 of 152
Any luck with the warranty? A friend of mine has a Sager, and despite spilling a cup of water on it (killing the mobo), Sager took it back and repaired it for free (in about a week, too).

As for the alcohol, you don't want to submerge anything. Get a little bit of it onto the problem areas and let it sit for a while. You could use a Q-tip or something. After letting it sit for a while, rub it off with something very absorbent (a tissue). Like others have said, unless there's pretty visible damage (blown caps, shorted connections, etc.), chances are its actually fine - but there's something messing with some part of the system.
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Any luck with the warranty? A friend of mine has a Sager, and despite spilling a cup of water on it (killing the mobo), Sager took it back and repaired it for free (in about a week, too).

As for the alcohol, you don't want to submerge anything. Get a little bit of it onto the problem areas and let it sit for a while. You could use a Q-tip or something. After letting it sit for a while, rub it off with something very absorbent (a tissue). Like others have said, unless there's pretty visible damage (blown caps, shorted connections, etc.), chances are its actually fine - but there's something messing with some part of the system.

It will dry quickly, and leave the sugars behind, it needs to be carried away.
post #27 of 152
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Any luck with the warranty? A friend of mine has a Sager, and despite spilling a cup of water on it (killing the mobo), Sager took it back and repaired it for free (in about a week, too).

I have not looked into the warranty. To me it's just so obvious that this is a case of accidental damage I'm thinking I won't bother wasting Dell's time or mine.

So I have one vote for submerge and one vote for don't submerge wink.gif

For not submerging, how could I ensure that alcohol is spending time in the thin gap between the NB and motherboard?

Also,

You guys just rock! As 31 year-old grown man I will openly admit I could have cried after this happened. Now that I have a few things to try I can at least feel like I'm doing something thumb.gif
post #28 of 152
Wash the motherboard in plenty of alcohol (it has to dissolve it away and stop it from sticking to the chips)and bake it like the older GPU with solder problem, It will be back to life..
Edited by dragonxwas - 3/11/14 at 11:52am
post #29 of 152
This is why i always have my towers UNDER the desk (Ie; in the conventional manner) No risk of spilling things on them then.
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This is why i always have my towers UNDER the desk (Ie; in the conventional manner) No risk of spilling things on them then.

Eh, it's a laptop rolleyes.gif

+1 for drown it
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