water damage

Forum discussion tagged with water damage.
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    Question Burst pipe, PC underwater, any hope?

    So, long story short, my PC was in a flood and I’m looking for tips to save it, and if it’s even possible I could still get it running. Recently a pipe burst in my house and I lost everything in that room, but so far nothing that can’t be replaced. Except the PC. Under normal circumstances, I...
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    Question CPU water damage

    I accidentaly split a small amount water into my computer, it went into the CPU fan and on the CPU . I switched my computer off after a few seconds but I smelt a strong smell from the CPU .I left my PC to dry for 48 hours , after i took off my CPU fan and saw that the thermal paste had...
  3. austin199

    Question No RGB on SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL that's been water damaged ?

    I got a second-hand Apex Pro TKL that had water damage. The keyboard and USB passthrough still works perfectly except for the RGB on the keyboard. I cant find any resources as to what could be damaged on the board. I've reached out to SteelSeries but they cant advise any repairs to products...
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    Question Additional Water Damage Prevention Tips?

    With the way that my desktop is positioned on my desk, my hardware is shielded, but it suddenly rained today while my window was open and a few drops appear to have gotten on my two top fans. My computer was off. Those fans in particular seem to have caught the water, and I don't see any...
  5. Zeyon

    Question Just pilled like a mouthful of gatorade on my pc and it shut off

    Hi as u can see from the title, ues im careless i know please im. ot the most affluent or anything and it hapenned like 20 mons ago and im freaking out what do i do i turned it upside down and let it drain out and im leaving it theree now tp dry tomorrow im going to clean the motherboard which...
  6. TechFailsz23

    [SOLVED] Is My PC dead? (RESOLVED)

    Okay, so my gaming PC just endured a water spill through the top of the system. It was around half the bottle, but I only found drops of it when looked at closely. No visible water damage. A few seconds after the spill, the screen went blue. No messages, just dark-ish blue. I continue to unplug...
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    Question 2080 ti hydro copper water on pcb from shipping

    Hey everyone! I have an issue that I am hoping I can get some insight/advice on. I recently purchased a 2080 ti hydro copper second hand. The card landed today and upon opening the package I saw there was water in the box. Closer inspection revealed water had leaked from the outlet ports not...
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    [SOLVED] Plugged in power, led blink white and orange - water damage

    Laptop got water spilled on it, but the owner tried turning it on afterward, left it about days to drain it. As soon as I got my hands on the laptop, I tried plugged in the laptop with power cord (with battery on) - it shows led blink white and orange repeatedly (no boot). What I've tried -...
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    [SOLVED] Possible water damage

    A couple days ago, I spilled a cup of water on my computer while it was running [stupid, I know] I immediately unplugged the power and I did not hear any error noises or problems before unplugging it. The majority of the water was on the bottom of the case, under the GPU and there was a small...
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    [SOLVED] Need help with inaccessible boot device BSOD- possibly from water damage

    System: Ryzen 7 3800x x470 crosshair hero vii Strix gtx 1080 Gskill tridentz neo 3600 970 evo m.2 500gb - boot device 860 evo 500gb adata ssd 250gb So I've kept my computer on the ground for years and the day finally came where I dropped a large cup of water on top of it. The top of the case...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS Motherboard beeping after Water Damage

    ASUS Q534UX Laptop GTX 950M 2GB GDDR5 VRAM Core i7-7500U 16GB SDRAM 2TB SATA HDD + 512GB SATA3 SSD Windows 10 Premium BIOS version: 301 (from ASUS) PROBLEM: Water damage to unknown components. Trying to determine codes/diagnosis for beeping motherboard. The motherboard beeps one "beep" at a...
  12. Jellypickaxe

    [SOLVED] TL:DR- Water damage, what's broken CPU or motherboard?

    Hi, so before I get into the tale of diagnosis attempts the specs of the build are/were: i5 8600k cooled by a be quiet shadow rock LP GTX 1070 8GB DDR4 Asrock Z370M-ITX/AC Samsung 850 EVO+ Western digital HDDs EVGA 650G Last year I moved house, it turned out to be damp. I left for the...
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    [SOLVED] Water damage help

    I panicked and spilled water on my rig, it doesn’t seem to have reached any major places, only the power button and headphone jacks. I took off the front panel and dried the best I could but now when I turn the pc back on it reached the windows screen but when I put my password in it just says...
  14. Markus15511

    Question Possible damage caused by squirting soda.

    As I don’t know how to insert a picture, I will try to explain what I am concerned about. I opened a bottle of soda next to my desktop which for whatever reason decided to squirt everywhere but luckily not hitting my computer, but my monitor was hit pretty hard, I quickly tried to get remove...
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    [SOLVED] Fix Water Damaged GPU

    Is there any way I can fix my water damaged GPU? I spilled water on it while running, powering off the pc. I immediately took the card out, carefully got as much water as I could off, and left it to dry for a couple days. No longer works as intended showing extremely low resolution and green...
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    [SOLVED] Water Spill On Graphics Card

    Last night I managed to spill water on my GPU. I spilled a cup on top of my tower and the water leaked through the fan vent right on top of the GPU. The screen turned green and the pc powered down, then tried to power back on. I immediately unplugged the power cord from the power supply and...
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    Question So uh I think I broke my Mobo with a defective water damaged graphics card

    ❌ No swearing please --- not allowed on these forums! I did the “oven tactic” as a last resort to try to recover my sisters water damaged graphics card I fixed her computer 2 months ago and I don’t want this card to go to waste. Turns out after the oven tactic I assembled it again reapplies...
  18. Techguy416

    [SOLVED] Spat tea on my monitor

    Hello, a little while ago I was watching a video and I don't know what came over me but I spat out my tea while laughing all over my monitor. I didn't think much of it till I noticed that there was water sitting on the bottom of the monitor. My monitor is a Acer Predator so the power, volume...
  19. throwawayaccnt

    [SOLVED] Troubleshoot: Water cooler leaked onto MOBO & into CPU socket, No Boot

    Hey y'all, Bit of a travesty here, noticed my friends PC was running hot (103 celcius!) so I turned it off and did a teardown, noticed the water cooler was low so refilled it a bit, secured everything and stood it upright to see water coolant raining out of the bottom. my friends PC cooler...
  20. D

    [SOLVED] android phone fell in water and doesn't charge

    My Xiaomi pocophone fell in wate for like a second or two, when I took it out speakers were sounding distorted but the charging port was initially fine, I put the phone in rice for approximately 2 hours, then I took it out and speakers were working fine, but as I put it to charge overnight and...
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    Question Tea spilled on the pc...

    Yeah I know I deserve what I get for even allowing liquid being near my machine... So some tea was spilled on my computer while it was running , I shut it off immidiately and started cleaning components. The computer is working now ( but the hdd feels quite a lot slower than before ) boot up...
  22. Question Mac won't turn on or charge - apparently water damage (with pics)

    Hi My girlfriends Macbook air (early 2015 Intel i5) won't charge. I delivered it to an licenced Apple Service Center in Norway, where they told me water damage was found. They wanted around $1200 to fix it - apparently they had to change "The motherboard, the keyboard and one cable". She says...
  23. Ahmed Fekry Hassan

    [SOLVED] Hp I5 8300H Undervolting

    Hi I bought HP Pavilion Gaming 15 I want to undervolting the processor I5 8300H ، someone told my to do it with value " -190 " What is your advices?
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    Replacing the c-drive

    I need to change my c drive before it fails. Can I just copy the current drive to a new drive?
  25. R

    How to turn off parental controls

    Website won't allow acess, it says "This website is not allowed Parental control is blocking the content of this website from viewing."
  26. R

    Budget PC for practicing to build

    Hello, Im looking at building a pc but scared to do anything with mine atm incase i break it. Looking for a really cheap one so i can practice to build. Would be kinda of a household pc. Probably dont need a gpu ( and should cut the price)
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    PC Turns on, USB Ports not working.

    GPU: Geforce GTX 950 2 Gigabyte Video Dedicated Memory CPU: AMD FX-6300 Black Edition (Up to 4.2 GHz) RAM: 8 GB Vengeance DDR3 MOBO: ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX (http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GM-VGS3%20FX/) Hey guys! Thanks for tuning in. I have a slight issue whereby my USB ports do not seem to...
  28. J

    Board for Ryzen

    Good day! I can't decide what motherboard to go with for my Ryzen 5 1600 + Rx 580 build. I know nothing about board specs and I'm going with a mATX. What caught my attention is the MSI B350M mortar and mortar arctic. I find the arctic more good looking plus I'm not a fan of black red combo...
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    HELP kaby lake build Compatibility Check

    Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W Includes FREE Power On Self...
  30. waffleisback

    Will these motherboards mounting holes line up?

    I was wondering if these two motherboards mounting holes will line up. Motherboard 1 Motherboard 2 Thanks.
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    Looking for second monitor

    Hi, I am currently using Dell S2415H monitor. I planning to get a second monitor. Can somebody guide me on this 1. Should i buy the same model again? 2. Can i get a 27 inch monitor for my 2nd monitor (S2715H preferably ) 3. What other option do i have? Budget around $300. Please kindly...
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    Slow wifi already 2 days, rebooting router doesn't help.

    Hello im using wifi, im in despair the day before yesterday everything was ok games was running all fine but yesterday out of nowhere i keep teleporting in games, chrome loads page like 2 minutes. I tried rebooting router few times, changed antennas direction's changing usb network adapter...
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    $700 Build for Video Editing and AutoCad

    Hey everyone, I know nothing about builds and looking for some advice. I'm looking for a computer around $700 USD that is mainly for video editing and autocad. No gaming. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: 700 System Usage from Most to Least...
  34. J

    High-Pitched Speaker Noise Just At (re)Boot

    Hi My system is a Windows 10, 64bit. I have Bose Companion 5 computer speakers attached to it through a USB connection. The speakers sound great, good as new, however, they're probably 10 years old. The only problem I'm having, is when I reboot the computer, and it's in the BIOS screen phase...
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    USB Network Adapter Issues

    So I had a TP Link N600 USB Network Adapter that worked fine for a couple of years. Then, suddenly, it stopped working. Just all of a sudden, I had no WiFi at all. After some reboots and such, I managed to get it to work, only for it to fail again. When it did work, it didn't seem as good as it...
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    cheap pc for arma 3

    I am looking for a cheap pc that will get decent frame rate and will last
  37. M

    Will my computer run a GTX980ti without bottlenecking?

    Hi all! Thanks for the help today! So I'm currently running a GTX670 but my recent choice of games (GTAV, The Witcher, Ark:Survival evolved) etc means I'm fed up with low frame rates and need a new card! I have decided on the GTX980ti. Will my computer run it well, or will the CPU/etc...
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    Tips on upgrading Gaming/Recording RIG?

    Hey guys, How would you suggest I improve my rig for recording gameplay footage? I recently up to the 970 and an additional 8gb and playing pretty much any game is no problem at all. I do seem to have framerate issues on games like Chivalry: Medieval Warfare when trying to capture gameplay in...
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    970 Coil Whine

    As of recently i have been experiencing some coil whine on my gigabyte g1 gaming 970. But it is only in things like 3Dmark cloud gate that are pre loaded. I haven't been able to hear coil whine while actually playing a game. Can anyone explain this to me. Why would it only happen in tasks like that?
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    freezes on starting windows and cant enter bios

    i am putting together my first custom build. biostar ta970 mobo fx6300 cpu r9 270 gpu kingston hyper x ram 8 gig (4gigx2) i am trying to boot windows from my usb. sometimes i hit del to enter bios and i get a black screen with the cursor in the top left and nothing happens for atleast 30...