Was reinstalling windows on a computer that had adware issues when a a glass of water was knocked over on top of the computer.
Just a small amount of water leaked in the top of the computer and past the fan onto the motherboard. Unfortunately I think the motherboard was damaged immediately as the computer turned off. I assume the water shorted something out.
I unplugged everything and used a paper towel to dry everything. Removed the cpu, there was no water near the socket or on the CPU. I found a smal amount of water in the PCi slot for the graphics card, and a small amount of water on the mobo itself.
Symptom: I reassymbled the computer and the moniter is not getting a signal. Tryed DVI and AVG cables in both the graphics card and the mobo itself. Because I was in the middle of reinstalling windows I am having trouble figuring out which problems are related to each issue.
I had many other parts so I build a new computer with scraps. I had to use the RAM and HARD DRIVE from the damaged computer. I then tryed to turn on this "new" computer and the moniter still does not have a signal. This is a new motherboard and CPU that I have used in the past and I know are good. Could the RAM be bad? Could the HDD be a problem? The windows installer was half way done. everything was deleted and I was about to start the process of installing windows again, right as the water hit the motherboard.
I do realise the motherboard that got water on it is likely to need replacing.
Thanks for your time.