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Old 10-30-2007, 01:36 AM   #1
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A while ago i spilled water into my computer by accident, and it wont work now. I was thinking it was my motherboard, but when i plug in the computer the back of the mother board lights up. Does this mean it works still? any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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It means the board is getting power is all.

Give us some more details, i.e. was the pc turned on at the time the water made contact? how and where did the water go in? how long has it had to dry out? etc, you get the idea

the more you tell us the more we may be able to help.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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yea sorry..my computer was on, i have vents on the top of my case so it went straight down, i turned it off right after i spilled it in there, then it wouldnt turn back on after i tryed to power it back up. Trying to figure out what part is ruined so i can replace it
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:43 AM   #4
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how long ago did the water go in? How long did you leave it until you tried powering up?
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:48 AM   #5
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been over 2 months now, since it happened. I tried to turn it on not long after it happened which was pretty dumb
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I'm glad you said that

Where did the water land? on the video card? have you done anything to the pc since then? how much water are we talking about?
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I have no clue were it landed, I am finally in the process of trying to get it fixed now, trying to figure out what pieces i need to fix it up. Not sure how i should go about it. And now i havent done anything to it since
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Is it totally dry now? Have you tried booting it? (assuming it is totally dry now)

What are the system specs?
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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yea its totally dry, 3200+ AMD processor , MSI kt880 delta Motherboard, radeon 9600 pro graphic card
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So have you tried booting it?
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:27 AM   #11
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yup , no luck
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any beeps? have you disassembled and reassembled? is the m/board led the only thing that lights up? did any fans spin?
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nothing happened, nothing would spin. It would just do completely nothing
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Really the only way you're going to find out if any of the parts are any good is to test them in another pc. You haven't said how much water so I'm assuming it wasn't 20L, there is a chance some of the peripherals are ok.

EDIT: Look for obvious charring on the contacts and dont use them if any are found of course
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ok thanks for the help..1 more question, on my other computer i have a gig of ram in it but it says i only have 960 MB of ram, do you know why this is?
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Shared with onboard video?
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Ahh maybe. Sorry few more questions, i have a HP pavilion 645c , AMD XP 3200+ 2.2 GHZ, gig of ram. Should i be able to play CS or wow? or will i need to get a graphic card, and should a radeon 9600 pro be able to work with this computer? ive plugged it in but it doesnt seem to work on here. Thanks for all the help
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I couldn't find any info on that HP model do you have a link to it?

If it has an AGP slot the 9600 should work. This isn't from the wet pc is it?

I'd say you'll need a card for both those games, WoW "might" play with onboard but it would be at really low settings.

Most pc's auto disable onboard video when an expansion card is put in but it may pay to check in the bios to see that the right video adaptor is selected.
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thats probably because the computer is using the rest to do its processes and tasks.
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