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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:56 AM

OK.

Stripping the PC down ready for upgrade tonight and got my G/F to help me drain the cooling system.....BAD MOVE!! She let slip a hose and water/coolant poured into the PSU :P

Now, once you've all finished sniggering and laughing :P ,I need to know if the PSU is fuc£ed or salvageable? Maybe an open and dry out job? or not worth the hassle?

Jesus, I ain't even starting building yet and the 'gremlins' are working hard already! :P

Many thx.

S.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:17 AM

View Postscaramonga, on Dec 3 2008, 04:56 PM, said:

OK.

Stripping the PC down ready for upgrade tonight and got my G/F to help me drain the cooling system.....BAD MOVE!! She let slip a hose and water/coolant poured into the PSU :P

Now, once you've all finished sniggering and laughing :P ,I need to know if the PSU is fuc£ed or salvageable? Maybe an open and dry out job? or not worth the hassle?

Jesus, I ain't even starting building yet and the 'gremlins' are working hard already! :P

Many thx.

S.
Should be fine if you used a non conductive liquid (like your supposed to) instead or distilled water

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:36 AM

distilled is fine, though you might need to wash down areas w/isopropyl to remove any white fuzzy gunk, if any...i bet she has a hair dryer?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:40 AM

It's this stuff guys --------> Coolant

Should hopefully be OK then :P

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:44 AM

just how wet did the thing get? i would wonder re any paper like insulation degrading over time after being submerged...which psu we talkin' about?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:53 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Dec 4 2008, 01:44 AM, said:

just how wet did the thing get? i would wonder re any paper like insulation degrading over time after being submerged...which psu we talkin' about?

Dunno MO? ain't opened it up yet but it wasn't flooded, I'd say about 5 capfuls of the above fluid. I notice, looking through the fan, that the circuit board is now dyed a lovely blue colour, matching the color of the fan, I rather like it lol :P

This is PSU

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:02 AM

mr extreme gamer: get a real psu... :P

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

i would get a pc power and cooling 750 in your situation. those ocz gamer things are just for kids...i hear lots of vista users love those ocz gamer units... :P

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:24 AM

View Postscaramonga, on Dec 3 2008, 05:40 PM, said:

It's this stuff guys --------> Coolant

Should hopefully be OK then :P
Says non conductive, or very little, id let it dry out, plug it in by itself and see what happens, i doubt anything. Lets hope the transformer wirings didnt get this stuff on it

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:39 AM

The windings are covered with an insulating layer that keeps them from shorting out when wound around in a coil.
The danger lies mainly with the connections- if the liquid is conductive it will short across the connections causing the windings to heat up and begin to melt everything around them. If you just make sure it is completely dry in side you should be OK.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:30 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Dec 3 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

i would get a pc power and cooling 750 in your situation. those ocz gamer things are just for kids...i hear lots of vista users love those ocz gamer units... :P

That's what I have I believe. Can't say anything bad about it.

I have a c2d, 4 or 5 hard drives, external HDD, 4870 1gb, creative elite pro, dvd drive, blah blah blah hooked up to it w/no issues.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

View Postm.oreilly, on Dec 3 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

i would get a pc power and cooling 750 in your situation. those ocz gamer things are just for kids...i hear lots of vista users love those ocz gamer units... :P

You're out your gourd MO. OCZ's PSU's are consistently among the highest ranked. Don't take my word for it though--google some independent reviews.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:52 PM

:P as long as the power wasn't on then just dry the pos out for a day or so and it'll be fine :P

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:06 PM

View Poststormrosson, on Dec 4 2008, 12:52 PM, said:

:P as long as the power wasn't on then just dry the pos out for a day or so and it'll be fine :P
what he said :P

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:11 PM

View Postbanj0, on Dec 4 2008, 10:44 AM, said:

You're out your gourd MO...

this is news? :P





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