Magic smoke from GPU and powerdown after water spillage.

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I spilled water on my computer 3 days ago. I've been keeping my parts under fans ever since.

I plugged it in this morning and got SMOKE and a sizzle sound coming from the GPU. The computer immediately turned off. Without the GPU the computer runs fine thankfully.

Now my question:
Is my GPU now a 300$ paperweight, or should I attempt to take it apart and dry it off further maybe give it an alcohol bath and then try again with it?
Or should I take it to an electronics shop?
Or do anything at all to salvage the thing?

I have taken it apart and I don't see any damage or corrosion or anything. I'm guessing the water is in one of the integrated circuits...

If I plug it in my motherboard will it ruin any other parts or the slot?
 

keith12

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i'd agree with punkncat. It's most likely dead. Defo don't risk putting it back in it could certainly cause further damage to the mobo or socket.

Maybe put it in a bowl with rice/silica for a day or two and let the water come out of it as much as possible. Then if you had a secondary system, pop it into that to test, rather than fry a primary machine.

I'm sure someone will answer this thread and recommend 'baking' it. Don't do that!
 

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