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Windows 7: Beer and PC's do not mix...

02 Jan 2010   #1
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Beer and PC's do not mix...

...just knocked an almost empty bottle of beer over on my desk...my PC which happens to be on it's side, workings open to the world alongside the desk...can we see where this is going yet?
Yes, you guessed it, no longer than it took to grab the bottle and the sound went "fzzzt-pop" and the screens on my monitors went blank...beer in the PC
I hit the power switch pretty quickly and went and got a good strong light to survey the damage. A few drops and a small puddle greeted my eyes....erk!
A quick removal and insepction of the graphics card (brand new HD 5770) showed a couple of small spots so I carefully used a bit of tissue to absorb them, give them a good blast with the compressed air and set it on top of the radiator. I then repeat the process with the motherboard, but use a 250w lamp to dry any residue.
Less than 10 minutes after the fateful accident I power up expecting the worse...but it seems that the Gods must have been smiling on me as here I am posting on here using it now.

Time to sort a new case out I think, one that can accomodate my CPU cooler.
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02 Jan 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are you sure they don't mix?

Beer and PC's do not mix...-computer-beer-dispenser.jpg Beer and PC's do not mix...-beer_pc.jpg


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02 Jan 2010   #3
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I'd say someone dodged a bullet on that one!

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02 Jan 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I all can say is PANICK ATTACK!!
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02 Jan 2010   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

How much beer did you loose
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02 Jan 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
I'd say someone dodged a bullet on that one!

Big time.

P.S. A very decent and if on a budget, cheap case,

Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black [0761345-08300-3] Cases Antec
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02 Jan 2010   #7
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Thank Goodness the BEER didn't suffer much.
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02 Jan 2010   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe you need one of these cases


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06 May 2010   #9
MrEthiopian

7 Ult 64/2003/2008/ sunos
 
 

Some years back I was working at Fidelity Investments on a server team and whilst sloppily moving en entire rack of Compaq servers (Not HP) in a LAN room with 50+ more racks of servers the rack got hung up on a sprinkler head and popped it off, we initially heard the sound of rushing air escaping from the newly created hole in the ceiling, not understanding what that sound was we all froze and looked up, realizing what had happened we started to call the maintenance department , that’s when it happened the air rushing out of the new hole in the ceiling changed into a torrent or water, the FD later generalized that some 10 thousand gallons of water purged through that hole prior to them finding the main and switching it off. We ended up losing NO data over that weekend move; we did spend 50 hours with hair dryers drying off parts of servers some that at the time cost 40+k a pop.

I can stress enough how important it is to keep a working hair dryer in the house, if you have no hair on your lid, get a girl friend that does.
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06 May 2010   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Maybe you need one of these cases
I need that Budweiser.
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