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Water cooling sprung a leak, need help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ChizzY, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. RCoon

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    Take it out, and then use a screwdriver to make a contact between the two pieces of metal the battery touches. You might have two jumpers to reset your CMOS, but that will be in your motherboard manual.
     
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    feser 1 black uv
     
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    Hmmm... supposedly non-conductive:

    "Description Feser One - is the only coolant you will ever need! Proven as a safe way you cool your system. No other additives are needed as Feser One contains 4 anti corrosives! Corrosion protection For longer lifetime of your system ... The Priority for coolants is to improve the corrosion protection. To protect all kinds of metals Feser One has developed a cooling agent, which protects the metals COPPER, ALUMINIUM, BRASS and NICKEL. UV reactive And it glows ... With addition of UV active materials, so-called artificial tracers, the liquid begins to glow when ultraviolet light hits the material in the liquid. For theses effects you only need a CCFL / UV Cold Cathode light tube which is already on the market and available from different third party manufacturers (e.g. Sharkoon, Revoltec, etc.). Quality Control - Made in Germany Feser One is manufactured and supervised in Germany. All necessary components for the liquids are manufactured in Germany. In co-operation with specialists for corrosion protection at the professional school Südwestfalen / Germany, Feser One developed this coolant primarily for PC water cooling systems. The liquids are examined each month for its consistency and is submitted to different long term test in cooling systems. This always ensures a safe and optimal product. Features * 1000mL (33.8 ounces) * Non-Conductive * UV Reactive properties * Stable HDPE upright bottle * Conductivity < 10 µS/cm (20°C) * Dropper Cap - no funnel needed * Ready for use - no mixing needed * Corrosion protection for copper, brass,aluminum and nickel * Prevents algae growth within your water cooling system * Compatible with all available PC liquid-cooling systems * Unopened shelf life of 3 years maximum * MSDS File"
     
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    I am not trying to be rude but if you do not know what these or how to do these then custom water cooling is not something you need to be doing at this time.
     
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    Chill... only one way to learn.
     
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    Oh the puns, they are too strong with this one
     
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    The law of punintended consequences :laugh:
     
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    I said it in a nice way. It wasn't meant to be rude or belittling I just think he needs more experience with PC hardware before jumping directly to watercooling.
     
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    Folks are just kidding. But seriously, where'd ChizzY go anyway? I'm dying to know what happened. I hope he didn't pluck out the caps or anything - or get electrocuted!
     
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    He's doing shots of tequila, with Feser 1 chasers :p
     
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    Hey I took the battery out and put a screw driver over the metal bits and still nothing. And I built the pc from scratch on my own following instructions and it worked flawlessly until now
     
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    Dismantle it, remove all peripherals. Use paper towel and dab through all small apertures and slots, especially PCI. Leave all parts overnight at least, all separate. Put it back together as it was, make sure connections are secure. Try it again.

    I had water on my gpu in the past but i dabbed the excess and it survived.

    Dismantle, air dry and leave it. Only patience will help.

    If it's not responsive after all that, something has been damaged.
     
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    I would be liberal with some distilled water and a towel, then put the oven on 150f, set the components in for a few hours. Bottom line, you're going to have to tear it apart, clean it and put it back together again.

    I've told this story many times... splashed some Blue Koolance fluid in my case years ago. A few weeks later my system became totally unstable. After trying just about everything, I took the RAM out and noticed some dried blue crust on the contacts. Wiped with a cloth, put it back together and didn't have a single problem after that.
     
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    Hey this may be a silly question but can I use tap water?
     
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    Absoulty big fat NO. Tap water has a lot of harsh metals in it which would corrode blocks and it's also conductive. I only recommend using distilled water which can be had fairly cheap. I bought 3 jugs for $3 from Walgreens and Kmart.
     
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    meh! ive ran plain tap water for a few weeks when i had my loop in ice. was too lazy/cheap to freeze distilled and keep flushing that! had no bad effects at all. just dont do it permanently.

    also like everyone else said test it all separately.
     
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    So I can wash my motherboard with tap water then dry it then put it all back together?
     
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    After running in a loop for a while and picking up metal particulates any liquid will become conductive after a short time. It was most likely conductive at the time.
     
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    Maybe he had someone else build the PC for him(i have friends who does this) and now this happened and he couldn't contact a "PC guy" so he goes here.

    don't use tap water, like the guy above me said, use distilled. just make sure you dry it completely
     
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    It's most likely better to use alcohol than water due to a higher evaporation rate which in turn causes lower permeability. It's never really a good idea to use water on electronics.
     
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    Alcohol?
     
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    You can get it from any drug store. 92% will work fine too.
     
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    Simply putting.... there are no ideal solutions. Just precautions as in a nuclear plant...
     
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    As Erocker said I would just go get a bottle or 2 of 92 to 99% alcohol and dismantle the complete rig. Clean everything like your life depended on it. Let sit for a day or 2 then reassemble and see what happens. Also as your reassembling start with the basics. Set motherboard on a table with a air hsf if you have one and test it with just one stick of mem and the gpu. If it works then start adding ram a stick at a time. If you add all ram and its good start adding other things like the hdd. If it doesn't boot with just the ram and gpu try another gpu. If that doesn't work try a different ram stick. if that doesn't work you have narrowed it down to either the mobo or cpu being bad.
     
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