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If any parts were damaged, what would I see? Scorches? Smells? Marks of some kind? are they different for each part?
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If any parts were damaged, what would I see? Scorches? Smells? Marks of some kind? are they different for each part?
Probably wouldnt see anything. maybe smell or sparks.
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post #13 of 90
Set it near a heater of some sort to evaporate all of the water.......you're probably screwed though.
Man be CAREFUL with water around your PC!
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post #14 of 90
once a flood covered my aunt's pc entirely,she let it dry for a couple days and it worked like a charm.
but it wasn't turned on.
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post #15 of 90
yea i think the best advice I have seen in this thread is
-wait 24 to 48 hours to turn on
-use a blowdryer
-some rubbing alcohol to expedite the drying
-and mine make sure to dry out all sockets/ports

I killed my x1950 Pro when I got some fluid in the PCI-E bus I was happy it only killed the card and not the PCI-E slot
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post #16 of 90
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Well, with a thourough VISUAL inspection of the RAM, GPU, and Wireless card, they are unmarked. I'm very worried about the CPU though, as it got the biggest brunt. I'm about the take out this thermaltake big typhoon (something i'll regret, it took me 2 hours to install it). What should I do to dry it out? Just let it wait? Or what?

And, if i'm screwed, and send these back to RMA, will they be able to tell that it's water damaged? Because I know that usually, RMA policies don't include water damage.
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post #17 of 90
id be extra cautious and take it all apart, let it dry for 72 hours..but seriously take it apart, i mean rip the psu open, obivously be very careful about it..so that everything is open to air..and then clean everything thoroughly with qtips and pure alcohol...it should be alright..but with te pc being on and water being spilt on it, it doesnt sounds so good...just however tempting it is..dont turn it on for atleast 2 whole days.
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post #18 of 90
BTW I have a friend who recovered some PCs from a flood, and they were supposedly when water hit them.........he took them apart, let them dry for a few days, then plugged them back in and they worked.
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post #19 of 90
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Sorry, but I'm definitely not taking the PSU apart. I'm terrified of those huge capacitors. I'll have a fan blowing into it.
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post #20 of 90
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Originally Posted by Suilenroc View Post
Well, with a thourough VISUAL inspection of the RAM, GPU, and Wireless card, they are unmarked. I'm very worried about the CPU though, as it got the biggest brunt. I'm about the take out this thermaltake big typhoon (something i'll regret, it took me 2 hours to install it). What should I do to dry it out? Just let it wait? Or what?

And, if i'm screwed, and send these back to RMA, will they be able to tell that it's water damaged? Because I know that usually, RMA policies don't include water damage.
Your best bet would be to leave it in a well ventilated area, and let it dry for 48 hours. I've fried several things (around $800 down the drain last year alone) and the worst thing you can do is become impatient.

If the sticker on the back of the graphics card is fine, they may RMA it, but it's hard to know for sure.
    
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