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Edit: read post #34, its working fine now

Got my 2nd GTX 580 today, and I had to change my loop a bit to get it to fit. I were really carefull, and I thought I had drained it, so I put it on its side to loosen the bottomn radiator.

Managed that well, then I lifted it back up and it came pouring out of the GPU fitting and alot of water hit the PSU

Before:


During:




After:



Have floor heating and a oil oven in the room, both at full strength.
How long must I wait before I can power it up?
Edited by Norlig - 4/1/11 at 8:28am
post #2 of 47
I would remove the psu and turn it upside down then proceed to shake and let dry further in the inverted position.
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I would wait Days, with it removed from the case, oriented to drain.

And then jump start the power supply for a few hours before even thinking of hooking up your stuff again.
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Seeing as how you do not have the PSU with the fan facing up, how could water have gotten into the PSU?

You could probably power it up now.
    
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days just to be safe.
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It's stories like this that still make me hesitant to switch to water cooling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post

And then jump start the power supply for a few hours before even thinking of hooking up your stuff again.
This

Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Seeing as how you do not have the PSU with the fan facing up, how could water have gotten into the PSU?

You could probably power it up now.
Wow, I neglected to notice that the fan was already on the bottom.
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It's stories like this that still make me hesitant to switch to water cooling.
Why ? Nothing happened.
    
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post #9 of 47
Can you open the PSU?
I would throw some rice in there, that helped me to recover "drowned" mobiles etc...

Also, i would wait a couple of days at least. Good luck!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Seeing as how you do not have the PSU with the fan facing up, how could water have gotten into the PSU?

You could probably power it up now.
small hole there, and it ran down across the PCI-E connections.


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