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Have a buddy whose apartment was flooded. He thought that his computer (raised a few inches from the ground) was unaffected by the flood. He tried to turn it on (moron) and got that sizzling feeling in his bellly. He immediately yanked power but his power supply was smoking.

He's bringing it over so we can play doctor with it. I have an extra power supply but was wondering what else for sure is baked. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 13
If lucky, and with a good PSU, the PSU should have taken the hit....

Let the parts dry out thoroughly.. and I mean 24 hours / 48 hours at least!
    
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What PSU BTW?

Let the system dry out... somewhere other than the flood aprt...
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Chosart:

Thank you for always responding promptly.

DuckieHo:

He's on his way over so I'll know soon. The bonehead baught a Dell (an extreme edition xps - which makes it a bigger waste of processing power), so I'm not sure. System has been dry at least a week but he hasn't had the heart to try and start it again.

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post #5 of 13
reminds me of the kid who sealed his case and filled it with water for " water cooling "
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post #6 of 13
Definitely let the PC dry out for Chozarts recommended 24-48 hours. I can't say for sure but I would guess that it probably took the mobo with it. That, or the RAM. two most likely candidates I believe.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
What PSU BTW?

Let the system dry out... somewhere other than the flood aprt...
ya definitely let the system dry out and there is a good chance it will still work if nothing got fried except the PSU. make sure you take out the battery on the MOBO too if the mobo got wet.

i have had a few electronic things work after going through the washing machine.
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post #8 of 13
Oh... check for corrosion and foreign particulate as well.
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post #9 of 13
When my 380W Antec TruePower blew it left the motherboard alone. So I guess if it was a good PSU everything should be ok.
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post #10 of 13
was his PSU mounted on the bottom of his case? was his case completely submerged? IF not then I would suggest the his PSU went because of a short in the house wiring due to the flood. Also if this is a Dell system is there a warranty? If there is no sign of water damage and he still has warranty just let Dell give him a new one
    
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