new build not working
Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:01 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:31 PM
Could be any part of the computer that has been damaged, it sounds like quite a lot of water so it is likely that the water would have bridged one or more connections somewhere the motherboard or graphics card are likely places, it depends upon where as to what damage it may have done.
Electronic components are quite resilient so I wouldnt write off the cpu or any component straight away, it would be best to test each component of the PC in a totally seperate build so you can see what works and what doesnt.
I would strip the system down and allow it to completely dry out then test each part, that way you should be able to find out what, if anything, has been damaged.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:36 PM
Edited by rumble291, 19 October 2006 - 04:38 PM.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:44 PM
You need to strip it, dry and clean every component so youll need plenty paper towels, a hair dryer on a low heat, some alcohol, new thermal compound and cotton buds. You will also need to take static precations as it will involve a fair bit of handling. When its all done the whole thing will need to inspect every component and socket for damage its more than likely youve killed or blow something, you might need to replace the fuse in the PSU as well.
And remember Electronics + Water = Bad , electrocution, death and damage are likely. I take it you missed that day in school.
350W PSU unless its a very very good one will not run your system in a month of sundays.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:20 PM
Edited by admin, 20 October 2006 - 11:30 PM.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:00 PM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:45 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:29 AM
P.S. When I put in the gfx card on my mobo with the cpu, the computer doesn't work, i see little gray smoke come out from around the gfx card. So does that mean my gfx is busted or somthing (this is before i took the goo off)?
Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:59 AM
Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:27 AM
the goo was prob thermal paste and yes that isn't good, anytime a computer gets wet, if things start to smoke you know something is going very very wrong.
...and you should get the videocamera out for us people
Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:03 AM
Posted 21 October 2006 - 04:35 PM
Posted 22 October 2006 - 01:03 PM
P.S. If I want to test a cheap gfx card to see if it is my mobo slot is the problem, which one should i get? I tried using my friends but he has a weird gfx card and it doesn't fit in my yellow pci-e slot or any regular pci slot.
Edited by cheema, 22 October 2006 - 01:11 PM.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:38 PM
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