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Alrighty, one more problem. Heh.

I don't have original packaging for anything except for the GPU. So...will they still accept it? Thanks.
they will indeed accept it

does your computer POST? or just no video signal?

whats the damage toll? has it been 2 days?
    
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No, it's only been one so far. I've not put it back together yet.

But newegg WILL accept parts without their original packaging? They say that they won't on the RMA page. If I talk to someone, would they? Thanks. I've never done an RMA before.
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post #53 of 90
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No, it's only been one so far. I've not put it back together yet.

But newegg WILL accept parts without their original packaging? They say that they won't on the RMA page. If I talk to someone, would they? Thanks. I've never done an RMA before.
Newegg wont accept returns without packaging i think.. RMAs they only ask for the Unit itself...

call just incase! Im not positive

Do post what happens incase you do try to boot - I wanna see how lucky you are (hoping more than I was with my roommates can of COLA)
    
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i've never done an RMA with newegg but i have with tigerdirect, they did NOT need origional packaging for my graphics card. I just sent the card back in the antistatic bag. i wish you the best of luck on your pc.
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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.
Just setting it out may not be good enough; tiny little electrical connections will corrode and that's FINIS. Alcohol should get the water off the connections and save them from corrosion. Of course, it may be too late.
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Hey Man, sorry to hear that I hope everything comes out O.K. I know that feeling, I have spilled stuff on my computer but like everyone else I let it dry and it worked like a champ!

Good Luck and I hope it all works out.
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Since your computer was on when you spilled water on it... it doesn't look good.


Only thing I can suggest is tearing your comp completely apart, and setting it somewhere that gets alot of air for ATLEAST 24hrs... Put some fans to blow on them.


Worse case, even if some parts are fried.. if you let them dry you can probably still RMA them.. just don't say you spilled stuff on them.
Shhhh... not supposed to say that.
post #58 of 90
Sorry to hear about that man. That sucks.


Anyways, this is the first time I have actually subscribed to a thread to see the outcome of someone's problem.

But I hope it works! Just leave it be for another day or two.
    
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Wait!

Before you do anything, I'm a cell phone tech for Verizon wireless. I see water damaged electronics every day.

First thing you want to do, is keep an eye out for a white or whitish green powder forming where it got wet. Use PURE alcohol and a toothbrush and scrub that crap off before sending it in, or they will know it's water damage and you will be screwed warranty wise.

If there is powder (which is actually electronic corrosion which happens insanely quick, I've seen it happen in hours, sometimes it can take days though depending on salinity.

Alcohol (PURE, 80% or better, I recommend contact cleaner which is made specifically for this purpose because it contains no water)
will evaporate immediately so no need to dry.

And people, please never take a hairdryer to your electronics, heat is 100x worse then water for electronics (especially solder, and it hastens corrosion) Air dry with fans are best and it takes up to 48 hours to completely dry.

Let me know if you see any white powder, or mildew stuff forming on your motherboard. I will do my best as this is what I do for a living.

EDIT: if corrosion is present, your computer may or may not post. But if you clean it like I suggested, you may not even need to send it in.

~R
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Wait!

Before you do anything, I'm a cell phone tech for Verizon wireless. I see water damaged electronics every day.

First thing you want to do, is keep an eye out for a white or whitish green powder forming where it got wet. Use PURE alcohol and a toothbrush and scrub that crap off before sending it in, or they will know it's water damage and you will be screwed warranty wise.

If there is powder (which is actually electronic corrosion which happens insanely quick, I've seen it happen in hours, sometimes it can take days though depending on salinity.

Alcohol (PURE, 80% or better, I recommend contact cleaner which is made specifically for this purpose because it contains no water)
will evaporate immediately so no need to dry.

And people, please never take a hairdryer to your electronics, heat is 100x worse then water for electronics (especially solder, and it hastens corrosion) Air dry with fans are best and it takes up to 48 hours to completely dry.

Let me know if you see any white powder, or mildew stuff forming on your motherboard. I will do my best as this is what I do for a living.

EDIT: if corrosion is present, your computer may or may not post. But if you clean it like I suggested, you may not even need to send it in.

~R
Thanks for the future +Rep lol
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