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Any chance my board will work after cleaning off the PC ICE coolant with isopropyl alc? it just goes into a boot loop...

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Oh and is it ok to use isopropyl alcohol on the board?
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id give it a wipe down and just leave it to try for a good 24hours,you should be good to go then
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It was leaking the tiniest bit for a while, but i didn't realise. so it's all congealed on the mainboard (some in one of the PCI slots!), gfx card pcb, and inside the case.
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the only thing you can do is take everything out of your case,sit it on some cardboard or newspaper and wait while it dries,and give it a go.

i wouldnt try and do much now in terms of cleaning it.
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Oh and is it ok to use isopropyl alcohol on the board?
I wouldn't use it it might strip away the paint on the pcb. Id just wipe it with a dry rag, and let it sit and dry 24 hours.
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I'll tell you what happened to me and you take it how you want.

When I was leak testing I had heaps of water go all over the back of my GTX260. [barbs didn't like my mosfet block]. Soooo on with the kitchen towels. Then I had an even bigger leak in the same place when I didn't have the tubing all the way down before going crazy with my hose clamps. Ok paper towel again.

Why did stuff live? Well when I do my initial fill/bleed I jump start my psu. I then put a fan on the wet area for about 30 mins before powering my rig up. All sweet.

I've heard after a serious spill about people putting their mobos in the oven. I find this absurd. Constant air is going to evaporate the water with no damage [if the part had no power]. Simple but it does take some time.
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post #8 of 18
Pull the board out of the system, take off everything on it (battery, jumpers, heatsinks that aren't secure well, ect), wash it with hot water and dish soap, being sure to rise well (finish rinsing with isopropyl if you have enough) shake off any excess mosture, then hair dry it for 20-30 minutes, or wrap it in aluminium foil and put it in the oven for half an hour at 200F.

After it's done cooling off, put everything back on the board and it should be better than new.

Done it hundreds of times, never had a problem.

If this scares you, or you are lazy, just wiping everything off and letting the board dry good and long should work well enough.

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Originally Posted by xXkeyboardkowboyXx View Post
I wouldn't use it it might strip away the paint on the pcb. Id just wipe it with a dry rag, and let it sit and dry 24 hours.
I've had boards sit submerged for upwards of a week in 100% acetone (a much more powerful solvent than isopropyl) to clean off thermal epoxy. Never damaged one this way.

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I've heard after a serious spill about people putting their mobos in the oven. I find this absurd.
200-220F air will evaporate water very quickly and there is nothing on a motherboard that cannot take such temps for a moderate period of time with no damage.
Edited by Blameless - 9/29/08 at 4:27am
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the only thing you can do is take everything out of your case,sit it on some cardboard or newspaper and wait while it dries,and give it a go.

i wouldnt try and do much now in terms of cleaning it.
I agree. Got to it before I could.
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Isn't there a coolant that doesn't conduct electricity
    
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