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Today i came home from work, i turned on my computer and the pump was making a horrible noise so i switched it straight off. Took the side of my case off to find my hose has come out.

Bottom of the case and the floor soaked.

I re-fitted the hose and filled the reservoir back up but my pump is still making a horrible noise i think to much air has gone into the loop?

Any reason this would of happened when the computer was off anyway?


Thanks,
Lee.
    
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:O OMG! that freaking made me look inside my case! I'm guessing as the title says, you're using compression fittings? From what I've read, compression fittings has the tendency to get itself get loose due to vibration. Maybe thats one cause?

Maybe somebody messed with your computer whilst you're at work? Doubt an inanimate object like a computer thats turned off will have any way of moving or vibrating or turning itself on without any help from a the outside.

edit: if it's making noise, maybe there's air in the loop, or maybe the pump was left with no water running through it, burning the pump down...

Edit 2: Was surprised to hear that your computer still turned itself on even when a hose got loose, if one of my tubes get disconnected, it'll get almost everything inside wet not just the bottom
Edited by MorbEIn - 4/17/11 at 1:41pm
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OMG! Alright, no compression fitting for me.. will go with normal barbs.
    
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post #4 of 19
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Yeah they are compression fittings and nope only my Girlfriend but she said she didn't touch it. I trust her lol, she hates computers and me spending money on them but she wouldn't brake it lol.
    
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Today i came home from work, i turned on my computer and the pump was making a horrible noise so i switched it straight off. Took the side of my case off to find my hose has come out.

Bottom of the case and the floor soaked.

I re-fitted the hose and filled the reservoir back up but my pump is still making a horrible noise i think to much air has gone into the loop?

Any reason this would of happened when the computer was off anyway?


Thanks,
Lee.
Well maybe someone ended messing with it or it came loose over time because they are just screwed on. But my first idea is the only thing I can think of for it being off.

Edit: Or maybe when you turned it off it came off and didn't notice it and when you turned it on again you really noticed.
Edited by lil-tom7 - 4/17/11 at 1:46pm
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I thought these would be the safest fittings to buy but this is my first try at water cooling.

It was fine when i left it 5 hours ago, but yes my pump vibrates a lot!
    
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
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I thought these would be the safest fittings to buy but this is my first try at water cooling.

It was fine when i left it 5 hours ago, but yes my pump vibrates a lot!
Well thats your problem for sure. Is your pump vibrating. That explains it.
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post #8 of 19
rather wierd though, compression fittings shouldnt really come off just like that, ESPECIALLY if the computer was off... IF the scenario happened while the computer was one, I really doubt your components will still be alive and working...
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What brand of fittings were they?

Were they cheap ones?
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post #10 of 19
Compression fittings do not cause trouble if you use them wisely...now, if your pump vibrates like mad, there you have it
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