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Windows 7: Liquid damage to gaming PC (sprite).

06 Sep 2014   #1
nickw1235

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Liquid damage to gaming PC (sprite).

So way back in the summer, I was just gaming on my PC and drinking some soda and suddenly some papers above me on my desk tumble towards me and end up knocking the sprite I was drinking over and the sprite made it into my gaming rig. When the computer got soda inside the fans went crazy, and then I instantly ripped the computer out and yanked the power cord out. And now the computer won't turn on at all. Since then, I have purchased a new power supply, which still didn't fix the issue, and then I got a new motherboard, and I STILL didn't get ANY response. No lights, nothing. Does anyone have an idea to why this is? I really need some help, I can't do this myself! Thanks


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06 Sep 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums,

I'm afraid the sugar found in Sprite have glued some parts and those parts have to be hand washed in a sink with gentle soap to remove the sticky sugar. Then dried with a hand paper and an hair blower at about 30 centimeters.

I/O panel and cables, PC Case, Fans...
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06 Sep 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

By the fact that the fans went crazy, suggests that the PSU was affected and it sounds like it overvolted the whole rig. At least the 12V line, anyway. This would overvolt the 12V CPU connector, possibly damaging the CPU and motherboard.

The OP can try cleaning the individual pieces, but it sounds like the core parts have electrical damage.
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06 Sep 2014   #4
nickw1235

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So what do you suggest I do? Should I save my pretty pennies and buy new components? Or should I try something else? Man I already pumped 250ish dollars into this rig, now I gotta pump another 400 just to get it to run? Damn man... Also, do you think that the CPU can burn up the motherboard if I test it (I already tried and nothing happened as I said before). Because the last thing I want to deal with is having a brand new motherboard burnt up...
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06 Sep 2014   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickw1235 View Post
So what do you suggest I do? Should I save my pretty pennies and buy new components? Or should I try something else? Man I already pumped 250ish dollars into this rig, now I gotta pump another 400 just to get it to run? Damn man... Also, do you think that the CPU can burn up the motherboard if I test it (I already tried and nothing happened as I said before). Because the last thing I want to deal with is having a brand new motherboard burnt up...
You've got a new PSU, New Motherboard...on this side you should be safe. Plugs are brand new.

I do not think that the CPU if it has burn out will harm anymore, unless some sticky stuff are stuck onto its pinned side, it just won't post. You could try swapped gently with a wet cloth and let it dry.

Remain the others hardwares. I suggest you to look at the Sata Power sides of every Hard drives you've got and do the same with slightly wet cotton bud and do the same for each fans if they do got blade that come off.

Clean/check all the cable connectors as much as you can of the PC Case the ones that plugs onto motherboards from the I/O Panel...Headphones, Usb, power, reset, etc....
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09 Sep 2014   #6
nickw1235

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickw1235 View Post
So what do you suggest I do? Should I save my pretty pennies and buy new components? Or should I try something else? Man I already pumped 250ish dollars into this rig, now I gotta pump another 400 just to get it to run? Damn man... Also, do you think that the CPU can burn up the motherboard if I test it (I already tried and nothing happened as I said before). Because the last thing I want to deal with is having a brand new motherboard burnt up...
You've got a new PSU, New Motherboard...on this side you should be safe. Plugs are brand new.

I do not think that the CPU if it has burn out will harm anymore, unless some sticky stuff are stuck onto its pinned side, it just won't post. You could try swapped gently with a wet cloth and let it dry.

Remain the others hardwares. I suggest you to look at the Sata Power sides of every Hard drives you've got and do the same with slightly wet cotton bud and do the same for each fans if they do got blade that come off.

Clean/check all the cable connectors as much as you can of the PC Case the ones that plugs onto motherboards from the I/O Panel...Headphones, Usb, power, reset, etc....
I already cleaned everything, except the case, which is really dumb on my part. But I don't think any soda got back there, but I should check again. Do you think that if there was dried up soda in the back of the mobo that it would fry the new mobo? Because it is doing absolutely nothing, I am almost suspicious of why it is doing absolutely nothing. Obviously there is something wrong (duh), do you think that the new mobo detects the fried up CPU, or any other faulty parts? I really need help here, the gaming rig has not been on since earlier this summer.
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10 Sep 2014   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Do the fans spin when you power up?
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13 Sep 2014   #8
nickw1235

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Do the fans spin when you power up?
No the fans do not spin up, nothing happens when I push the power button, even when I push the power button on the motherboard, nothing happens, not a light, not anything... This is really weird as it should AT LEAST start up. I have a feeling something is not right here, but I can't get to the bottom of it myself...
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13 Sep 2014   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

There's an old saying in electronics: "Check the power first."

With that in mind, is the power supply securely plugged in to the wall and the PSU? Is the switch on the power supply turned on? Are all of the power connectors securely plugged into the motherboard? Is the computer's power switch attached to the connector on the motherboard?

These seem like stupid questions, but it's important that we start at the beginning if we're going to get this to work.
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13 Sep 2014   #10
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I think what you are going to have to do is bench test the motherboard, cpu, ram and video card out of the case and see what happens. It is possible the CPU could be bad as the POST is not happening. I looked up you CPU and it does have video so leave off the video card. If you get some activity we can work on what is broken but at this point the CPU, RAM, and graphics cards and hard drives are suspect. This is why we need to tear the system down and see what we can get it to do with just the basic setup.
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