Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:28 PM
As always I try to give prompt relies to thread I interact with, so here I am.
If we are lucky that there was not a concentration of moisture somewhere that caused a short to the motherboard, you may have become a victim of oxidation caused by the chemical reaction of water on metal surfaces.
It makes the metals corrode.
The solutions are as follows, (NOTICE-VERY IMPORTANT: DISCONNECT POWER FROM POWER SUPPLY FIRST AND KEEP ONE HAND ON METAL PART OF COMPUTER CASE TO AVOID STATIC DISCHARGE!!!) try disconnecting any connectors and reconnecting them just as they were before you removed them, doing this several times or more wouldn't hurt.
Examine the male prongs of any connectors for discoloration, use a knife to scrape any discolored male connectors. This includes pins on your processor chip if it has pins, but be vary careful NOT to bend those pins!!
Check your CMOS battery, see if it is making contact, see if it may have shorted out and is dead.
Closely examine your motherboard for jumpers, those may have corroded, remove and place back on pins, please make sure you put them back on the correct pins!
There is not much I can recommend for your PSU, I do not suggest you attempt to service that unit, you could get a serious JOLT from the stored electricity, if you suspect it, replace it.
If you had contacted us earlier and I answered your post, I would have suggested you wait at least a week before attempting to power the unit up again, by then all traces of liquid would have evaporated.
You said the liquid was just plain water correct?
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