Here is a little surprise for you all! You can skip the the stars if you don't want to read my little disaster story.
The other morning, i had just made myself a nice drink of Ribena, ready to move my pc from the kitchen into the lounge back onto my desk. So switched my PC off and went to remove the cables, and the next thing i know my dad moved my screen and knocked over my drink all over my PC. The Ribena went into my top exhaust hole and dripped all over my components. So i opened her up and started drying it, got it all dry without taking any components out of the case. I then got my PC setup at my desk about 2 hours or so after the accident, and switched my PC on. It booted into windows and then it froze and cut out. So i tried to switch her on again only for it to cut out after 2 seconds. So i tore her apart and worked on my PC all day. I found some ribena on the PSU on the side and the bottom (fan on the bottom facing down) so i cleaned that and tested the PSU by poking some solder in the green and black section of the 24PIN, and that turned out to be fine. HDD's and my SSD are fine along with the CD Drive GPU and watercooler. So i managed to rule out everything except my motherboard, CPU and RAM. I was concerned that a bit of juice may have seeped into the CPU Socket. I was advised to put my motherboard, CPU and RAM in the oven at a low temp of 30-50 degrees to try and dry the components out a bit (we have no airing cupboard). So i did that for about 3 or 4 hours and still no luck. So i tested my RAM in my Dads PC, that was fine. So i tested the CPU in his PC and that worked too, so it must have been the motherboard.
So on Saturday, i ordered a new motherboard. The ASUS Sabertooth 990FX and i had some new 8GB Muskin Silverline 1333MHz sitting round the house ready to be sold. So guess what came this morning??
Oh also forgot to mention, i may have taken my graphics card apart to clean it and replace the thermal paste
Sorry for the blurry pictures, turns out i had a setting wrong on my Dads camera.
All Back together.
The PCI chipset, which had a thermal pad on it?
And the big lump of metal that came off the PCI chipset
The RAM 8GB Mushkin Silverline 1333Mhz (I either want to overclock the RAM or get another set so i will have 16GB lol)
Half done Cough cough** excuse my cable management, its only temporary as i have no cable ties
And the finishing pics
Bit blurry but its still good
Camera couldn't handle the cathodes
More to come guys!!!!
PS i hope i haven't uploaded too many pictures.Edited by Jamyy10 - 10/31/11 at 11:34am