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h50 - I wrecked it - help!

post #1 of 28
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So I went to the local canadian tire and decided to get some sand paper to lap my h50 for better results. Now as I was taking it apart.. all the water leaked out. I am a huge idiot I know. Is there anyway to fix this or should I be looking at a new cooler now? Please help!
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post #2 of 28
Where exactly did it start leaking from?

You took the block/pump body apart? for what reason?
post #3 of 28
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I wanted to take off the copper plating so its easier to lap.. SO i proceeded to take it apart - for some reason I undid all the screens and the copper plating would not budge, stupid me ...I pulled on it a little too hard and literally all the water leaked out. The copper plating is off, the whole thing is pretty much taken apart now.
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post #4 of 28
Best bet at this point would be the H50/H70 mod thread, its already open might as well make something out of it.
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I am a friggin idiot. Bad luck these days.. well I will start looking at modding but I have no experience with this at all - time to get a temporary noctua =|
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Everyone starts with no experience
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post #7 of 28
Well Im pretty sure the copper plate it part of the water block, so the only eay you can take it off it by opening up and thus letting all the water out.
I dont see why you would have needed to take it off.

As long as nothing has broke, you should be able to put it back together and refill it with coolant. Thats going to be the tricky part.

You may want to take this opportunity to replace the lines and get a little reservoir, as it would be pretty difficult to get the thing purged of air like it comes from the factory.
post #8 of 28
Eh, just screw it back together and go buy some propylene based coolant and fill it back up, bleed in a bucket.
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post #9 of 28
Also, I wouldnt go buying a new expensive cooler. Itll be cheap and easy to mod what you have with a res. If I had the parts I could probably knock it out in 15 minutes.
If you cant live without the computer for a few days Id just throw a stock cooler on it.
post #10 of 28
We all make mistakes. Like someone said take a gander at the H50/H70 modders clubs. You might be able to make that thing even better than it was before.

And Noctuas aren't always temporary. My NH-D14 is here to stay and performs like a beast!
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