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Ok so I am running caseless and I dropped a cup of cocacola. The cup sprayed decent amount of water all over my rig. I unplugged it all and cleaned it up. On start up everything works properly this includes sensors, my graphics card etc. However, it seems my computer can't detect the audio device on my motherboard. I have attempted to re-install audio drivers but it simply states that no hd audio device was found. Is it possible that all the water did was short out the audio device?

EDIT: If I get a case will I be able to use the audio out on the case?

EDIT2: Here is a SS

Edited by Juganot - 4/8/11 at 3:27am
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You're lucky nothing else got broken, but to answer, yes audio may be done for. You should go in the BIOS and make sure the Audio isn't somehow disabled (it happened to me once while fiddling with a wifi card for it to disable by itself in the BIOS - security feature supposedly). If it doesn't work outside a case, it won't work inside the case, unless it's not that it doesn't actually work but only it needs like a ground connection (case's mobo plate). My experience is after using a rig with no case for some 4-5 months audio started to have a lot of parasites - inside the case it just worked.
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I looked into the BIOS and I reset to default and then I set it to enabled. It still still doesnt work so it looks like I will have to get a sound card.

and yea I was very lucky my entire computer didn't get destroyed.
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Ouch man, I just did the opposite, bricked my 8 year old audigy 2 platinum EX (lol) it crackles a lot after I forgot to take off my 100% pure static generating jersey while re-rputing power cables and changing PCI slot so I am back to onboard and had to bust out a soddering iron to still be able to record my guitar

Probably time to buy something decent anyways >.>
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I think I will have to go somewhat cheap with the sound card seeing as I only have like £55 to spend.
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post #7 of 13
Try to get used sound card. And buy something better than audigy se, good soundcard really makes a difference.
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I am attempting to see if it's a fault with the drivers or the hardware. I remember there is something within windows that allows you to see all connected devices, what is it called again? Also, how can I go about making 100% sure it's hardware rather than software?
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post #9 of 13
Everest (called something else now, I forget) usually does the trick.
post #10 of 13
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GOOD NEWS IT IS WORKING AGAIN!!!!!

I think I just had to wait for the coke to evaporate or something. I am rather happy that I have saved around £30. Now I can get a good case. CM 690II here I come.
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