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#1 SyianZi

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

Ok, well some liquid got knocked into my tower, to which my screen went green and distored and wouldn't turn off accept for when I pulled the plug out. i've taken it apart and dried the liquid, cleaned everything the best I can. Hooked it all back up and power goes to the mobo, but nothing turns on when I push the power button or the button on the mobo it's self. I'm guessing it's completly destroyed, but I just wanted other opinions. What do you think?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Exactly what happened? How did you spill something into the tower?

Unplug everything (including the CPU) except the PSU. Attempt to power the board. If it beeps at you, your motherboard still has life. Put your CPU and heatsink back in and restart. Repeat this process one part at a time (RAM > Video > PCI > HDD > Everything else) and restarting each time. Let us know how it goes.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

Basically, I had a cup of water close to the tower, it got knocked over and the water flew threw the air and hit the side of the tower. There are grills on the side which the water got through (Fans are supposed to be there but I don't have any) and the water landed on my gfx card and also hit my mobo and PSU cables.

I've took everything out bar the CPU PSU HDD and MOBO (because I can't remove my CPU). The lights went on on the Motherboard, but nothig happened. I then just took the PSU out and plugged that in, and turned it on, but the fans didn't spin. So Unsure what to do.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

As another note, I've taken out my HDD and left my CPU and MOBO in with the PSU, turned it on and it started to boot up (Fans spinning on mobo and heatsink and psu) then it beeped at me like so... BEEP - - BEEP BEEP - - - - - BEEP - - BEEP BEEP - - - - - Kinda like 3 beep bursts. Hope that sheds some light on things

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

Just tried putting my GFX card in, then turning it on again, and it made a REALLY high pitch everlasting beeping noise. (PSU/CPU/MOBO/GPU)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

if it was on when the water hit ,its likely not going to help to let it dry ,damage is already done ,something shorted out ,hard to say what from a distance

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Well I've pretty much decided I want a new machine now, though I doubt I'll be able to afford one anytime soon. However, I've got a PSU in there I'd like to keep, and it does send power to the rest of the machine, so does that mean it's working ok or would that be written off too?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

As another note, I've taken out my HDD and left my CPU and MOBO in with the PSU, turned it on and it started to boot up (Fans spinning on mobo and heatsink and psu) then it beeped at me like so... BEEP - - BEEP BEEP - - - - - BEEP - - BEEP BEEP - - - - - Kinda like 3 beep bursts. Hope that sheds some light on things



This is a usual videocard failure beeptone... if you had not put in your GFX card at that time yet... your circuits propably shortcutted and something mustve been blown... check your capacitors... if they are bulbed now... its over... you could do what luche said... though i fear that you better see for a new mainboard as that beeping sequence is usually a VGA card failure beep...

IF this was th eonboard VGA card your water hit a vital area of your mainboard...i fear
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Well, personally I've completly written off my Motherboard. I'm taking my Wireless Network Card / Gfx Card / RAM / HDD and PSU down to my computer shop tomorrow morning, and getting them all tested for 10 (the lot).

I have a great case which I will re use, and if the wose comes to the worse I will replace my MOBO/GFX Card/RAM and HDD. Really can't afford to get a PSU ontop of that unles my HDD is ok.

Here is what I'm thinking of getting anyway:

HDD - Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
MOBO - Asus M5A99X EVO 990X Socket AM3+ 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
CPU - AMD FX-4 4100 Black Edition 4 Core 3.6Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
GPU - Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
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Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

For such system, i prefer RAM - Kingston HyperX and HDD - WD Caviar Green

GPU's are personal choice...
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

Well I've done a little looking around, as I'm probably going to get what I need in the future from Ebuyer, but the ram I looked for after your reccomendation was

http://www.ebuyer.com/272176-kingston-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-1600mhz-hyperx-blu-memory-kit-cl9-1-65v-khx1600c9d3b1k2-8gx

However, I'm not sure about the HDD, Most of them I found that where similar to what you wrote where going from 750gb to 2tb, and thats far too much space. I really only want 500gb tops, because even then I wont use half of it. I'm building my third gaming rig now, I tend to get lots of games from steam and from shops, but before all this happened my current HDD was 500 with 150 still spare (1 year after format) (Most of that space is taken up my MMO's).

As for the GPU I listed, I've always gone Nvidia, never let me down yet. That model though seems to be pretty good, and i've seen some good reviews around the net for it. The one I listed is OverClocked I believe, and is roughly 20-30 higher than the stick model.

Any advice is appriciated though ^.^ Should have further update on my damaged parts tomorrow

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Right after getting my parts checked out, I'm surprised to say everything is working fine accept my MOBO which, from what has been mentioned here and everything I've done definetly doesn't work. Even my GPU works which is nice. Thanks for the help folks. I'mm be getting a Mobo and CPU shortly, and I'll put my RAM, GPU and HDD back in, and over time replace those parts with what I've listed above (Or others dependent on how long it takes)

So thanks again ^.^

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

good luck,with the new motherboard

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