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

#11NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 10:16:29 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
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.

It was actually just very watery concentrate. So I don't think it'd be as bad as you make it sound, but I'll give it a good scrub nonetheless.

PhilOnDez posted...
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.

Sounds good, though Everclear is not available in my country. Will Vodka do?

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

No I have a phone and a library to use! :D

Also is 24 hours enough? Or would you guys say leave it another day or two?
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#12arleasPosted 11/4/2013 10:20:50 AM
I doubt you'd really want to pour everclear OR Vodka into your computer... You want to remove the traces of the Juice, not remove the lacquer from your motherboard. :P

I'd open it up, take it apart, look for anywhere that it might be "Sticky" from the juice, use some 90% rubbing alcohol (or higher) and a Q-Tip to remove it, and for the rest of it, just make sure it's completely dry before you turn it back on. You just spilled a little, so it's not like you completely submerged it in juice (If you did with the power on it's likely dead anyway).
#13I_Am_On_FirePosted 11/4/2013 10:23:22 AM
NotQuiteAFreak posted...
Also is 24 hours enough? Or would you guys say leave it another day or two?

I'd personally just go to 48 hours to be sure. When it comes to expensive things, it's much better to be safe then sorry.
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#14TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 11/4/2013 10:28:20 AM
Juice might leave behind a sticky residue.

From a normal person's point of view, completely unplugging it, waiting a day or two, and then wiping it off very gently with a little bit of rubbing alcohol seems like a good idea. However, I'm not sure if a different approach is needed, since we're talking about delicate electronics here.
#15Darkcloud20Posted 11/4/2013 10:43:21 AM
overkillwfo1978 posted...
get some gin. and a straw.

I like that
#16NotQuiteAFreak(Topic Creator)Posted 11/5/2013 10:44:28 AM
Success! Computer seems to be running just fine. (After realigning the power button header, which gave me quite a fright). Thanks for all the help guys. :D

P.S It was also pretty dusty so I gave the case a through cleaning and also realigned the fans to get a better airflow to the CPU while I was at it. Behold the horrors of improper fan alignment:
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