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Other Beer + Guitar + PC = OMG.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ending Credits, 25 Oct 2008.

  1. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Clumsily I managed to spill half a bottle (well, probably less than 50 ml) over the top of my PC. Annoyingly there are holes in the top and half of the beer managed to get down all the way to the PSU compartment.

    Fortunately my 4870 is above the CPU and the heat sink is facing upwards and the computer kept running until I turned it off. I've done a cleanup of the main motherboard area but not so much the lower chambers. The PSU itself is well away from any holes but some of the wires are still slightly sticky to the touch.

    My question is how long should I leave my PC for and what kind of cleaning should I do bearing in mind that I'm 90% sure that there's no beer near any electrical contacts and it's all been wiped down although there are still traces oalong some of the PSU wires?

    EDIT: Also a quick OT question just in case, my friend's Far Cry 2 wont run and it was before. Anyone know why?
     
  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    You lucky sod. If the computer is still working and you've dried as much as possible then I think you should be in the clear now.

    No idea about Far Cry 2 - you should probably give some more info.
     
  3. Ending Credits

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    My case still reeks of alcohol though.
     
  4. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Did you say some got in to the psu? I'd suggest, if your comfortable doing it taking it apart and cleaning the iner case. just you know be smart don't blow up.
     
  5. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    clean with meths, yo
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Leave it switched off, wait until the beer has dried, then just give it a wipe with a damp cloth tbh.

    If it got into your PSU, then you'll just have to hope it didn't make any contact with something vital. :)
     
  7. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Nope, nothing actually near the PSU.

    It's been running for a few hours now with no problems.
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Clean it with more alcohol.

    Rubbing alcohol, that is. Not more beer ;) Cleans most gooey things pretty well, and if you're to the point where you need acetone or something then you've probably got bigger problems (like dropping your entire system into a duct tape goo factory).
     

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