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Calling the experts [RESOLVED]

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Well, just another day in the life of me. My system has been running great

but I notice I have a kink in my new liquid cooling system so I put a elbow in

and lost some fluid in the process.

The good news is I used the fluid xp which claims to be non-conductive and

non-8million other things.

 

Well, I clean up my little mess and check to make sure all is good.

Plug the power in but still have the main switch off......

plug in my mouse, keyboard, speakers, video, then I plug in my USB and get to my last one (dell all in one printer) and turn on the psu switch.... Bam I get a arcing sound and the computer is trying to turn itself on/off/on/off and so on.

 

I unplugged it as fast as I could and scoped everything out...looked alright....so I just unplugged everything but one video card.....same thing as soon as I apply power. I noticed it was a clock cycle sounding like 60hz

so I pushed the power button and sure enough the pc starts up and gets into bios and seems okay....but it's showing 1 led still illuminated. Counts down from 4 to 3 to 2 to 1. Everything seems operational so I try to boot windows and bam it shuts down and begins its on/off/on/off game. When I did start it, it recognized my video, cpu, memory, and peripherals....so i'm banking on the psu.

 

I don't have another one to test it with...only and old 300watt one....I plugged it in and it just goes into a high pitch whine....my guess it doens't have the power or pheraps the board is damaged also ?

 

So.....i'm guessing I took out a 5 or 12 vdc line ? ?

My HUGE questions are.....does anyone think the mobo is damaged

and sounds like i'm due for a new psu.

 

 

Sorry for the drawn out story, but figured it was best to say it as it happened.

 

thanks for any help.

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yeah, the bottom of teh mobo near the bottom slots......

I cleaned it up, but there is no saying it didn't get into the pci slots though

 

but it's "non-conductive" right :-) fluid-xp

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I'm sure Fluid XP rates their fluid non-conductive over a certain distance and at a certain power. Given that the average computer is probably dusty enough that when mixed with any fluid it becomes somewhat conductive and the high voltages found inside of a power supply...

 

Yeah, I'd guess the PSU first too, the silverstone has the psu at the bottom doesn't it?

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i'm about to give it a "blow job" :-) and no, my computer is pretty much brand new...virtually dustless. Yeah, the silverstone has the psu on the bottom.....

I'm gonna go give it a clean out, though I don't see it making a difference.

 

What confused the 5h1t out of me is the simple fact the computer would actually run a couple times......so hats off to the expert for taking a beating while it was on.

Man, i'm bummin. gonna go give it some forced air.

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I've had one treading water for it's life already and the hair dryer brought it back to life.

 

1000th post... and damn this avatar is disturbing...heh

 

-pickles

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What confused the 5h1t out of me is the simple fact the computer would actually run a couple times......so hats off to the expert for taking a beating while it was on. Man, i'm bummin. gonna go give it some forced air.

 

Its possible that something in the psu got burned out and it can't produce a stable enough voltage to boot anymore, assuming it is in fact the psu...

 

As for Fluid XP, after reading through some of their questionable testing methods and reasons for buying their product....I wouldn't. Sounds like they try too hard to promote something that should be good, to me anyways.

 

Keep in mind a couple guys have poured distilled water all over their motherboards with no ill effects, though there were some when poured on graphics cards (for some reason). Distilled water is pretty damn non-conductive, but again if the distance is only a millimeter or two, and the voltage is high enough.... :sad:

 

And now for a quote about fluid XP's super-special pump for their super-special fluid....(imagine I lisped that whole bit please) :)

 

This is the only pump fully optimized for Fluid XP+ but will work with any liquid coolant for the industry of water cooling. A pump may look like this one but unless it says Fluid XP+ then it does not contain the special components for optimization with Fluid XP+.

 

Special components my butt. I could see (theoretically) that it might be made of materials that won't corrode, but then they'd have to list warnings for various tubing, which of course they don't. Not tryin to push you away from using them in the future, but yeah...I don't trust them. :cool:

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HA HA HA, glad I could be part of your millenium post ! :-)

I'll try the hair dryer right now....COME ON BABY !

I got a feeling I roasted something in the psu.....

no i gotta go to best buy or something just to get a psu quicklike :-(

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roger that technodanvan......It looks like the board is conformal coated so there is hope :-)

i'm about to plug it in and see if there is any luck....

Doesn' anyone know which pins to jump to get the psu to run without being connected to the system...then I can check all my VDC

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EXTRAPICKLES ! ! ! !

 

You're 1000 post was obviously meant to be here ! ! ! !

I put the dryer high and low on it for about 10 mins and removed the mobo tray and dried everything.....thinking it wasn't gonna do anything.

 

WRONG....She's runnin like a OC'd CHAMP ! ! !

 

So.....if ur system won't start...fire up the hair dryer :-)

 

THank you so much...

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