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I am currently leak testing my water cooling loop, and every hour or so i get one small drop on the side of my nb water block. What should i do?

i just saw it again. it is a pin point sized spot which the water is slowly seeping out of. do i need to RMA it?
Edited by hoth17 - 12/13/08 at 6:33pm
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find the leak see whats causeing it could be a gasket problem.
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I am currently leak testing my water cooling loop, and every hour or so i get one small drop on the side of my nb water block. What should i do?

i just saw it again. it is a pin point sized spot which the water is slowly seeping out of. do i need to RMA it?
take it apart (if it doesnt void the warranty) and check the gasket. Also check for loose screws
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is there any chance the if i let it go for a day or so it will fix itself? or am i going to have to to action?

What about some type of sealant that i can put on the spot?

just to clarify it is not a hole, i kind of made it sound like one.
Edited by hoth17 - 12/13/08 at 7:03pm
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is there any chance the if i let it go for a day or so it will fix itself? or am i going to have to to action?
im gonna say its not gonna fix its self, things with no moving parts often dont "fix" themselves

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just to clarify it is not a hole, i kind of made it sound like one.
yea its just seeping out of a crack between the base and the top
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and a sealant?

is this a common problem?
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Is this a waterblock that was put onto the mobo or a factory waterblock?

If it's factory RMA if it's an add on takeit off take it apart and fix it (if possible). Probably just a loose screw.
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Yeah, that's not something you want to "dick around with". If it's leaking, my first step would to be check connections. If it still leaks, time to get it replaced either via RMA if you can or just get a new one. It's cheaper to drop $50 on a new water block than buy new PC hardware (as a rule).
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crap, such a small leek. Now i have to wait another 2 weeks to have a computer.

so no sealant then?
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