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just spilt some juice into my computer. What's the best course of action?

#1NotQuiteAFreakPosted 11/3/2013 9:54:56 AM
Just a trickle landed in it, but it immediately shutdown. I haven't tried turning it back on yet out of fear of worsening the damage. So is my computer boned or is there a chance of recovery?
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#2KidInTheHallPosted 11/3/2013 9:58:53 AM(edited)
Just scrap the whole thing and build another.


Oh and use this the next time your drinking your Juicy Juice.

http://tinyurl.com/6vwxxef

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#3_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 11/3/2013 9:58:12 AM
Whatever you do, do not turn it back on within the next 24 hours. Where "into the computer" did you spill it?
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#4overkillwfo1978Posted 11/3/2013 9:59:40 AM
get some gin. and a straw.
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#5NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 10:09:27 AM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
Whatever you do, do not turn it back on within the next 24 hours. Where "into the computer" did you spill it?


Yeah I thought that and unplugged the system immediately. It spilt in through the top of my case, which is 'open ringed' to put fans there. I actually spilt the drink ontop of the desk and abit of it seeped over the side of the desk as I moved some work out of the way. I think it most likely hit the side of my motherboard, but I can't tell for sure...
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#6Lady UnePosted 11/3/2013 10:18:21 AM
Clean any affected area with a little rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth. (the alcohol will evaporate quickly and not pose a risk)

After that use compressed air to blow out all the slots and components connected to the mobo and watch for any liquid.
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#7NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2013 10:18:55 AM
KidInTheHall posted...
Just scrap the whole thing and build another.


Oh and use this the next time your drinking your Juicy Juice.

http://tinyurl.com/6vwxxef


I wish I could build another computer. But I'm rather strapped for cash. *Piles of Money and Gold falls out of the rooftop*

And I'm not even sure a sippy cup would've helped. I sort of picked it up from the top then my fingers fumbled with it. Perhaps I have arthritis... :/
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#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 11/3/2013 10:39:40 AM(edited)
Rinse it with bleach (Juice leaves a lot of germs and can cause some serious mutated bacteria, Invasion of the Body Snatcher kinda s***), buy 2 50lb bags of rice and pour it into the computer, let it set for a few days (Rice absorbs moisture and your juice). Viola, brand new raging porn machine.
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#9PhilOnDezPosted 11/3/2013 11:30:10 AM
Lady Une posted...
Clean any affected area with a little rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth. (the alcohol will evaporate quickly and not pose a risk)

After that use compressed air to blow out all the slots and components connected to the mobo and watch for any liquid.


This is pretty good advice, though Everclear is what I've found to be best. If you aren't 21 you won't be able to get your hands on that though, plus it's banned in a few states.
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#10EGMRULZPosted 11/3/2013 2:30:47 PM
NotQuiteAFreak posted...
KidInTheHall posted...
Just scrap the whole thing and build another.


Oh and use this the next time your drinking your Juicy Juice.

http://tinyurl.com/6vwxxef


I wish I could build another computer. But I'm rather strapped for cash. *Piles of Money and Gold falls out of the rooftop*

And I'm not even sure a sippy cup would've helped. I sort of picked it up from the top then my fingers fumbled with it. Perhaps I have arthritis... :/


Are you typing this on THAT computer? I'd suggest leaving it off for a week just to be safe.