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Some of the EPS power connectors in my GPU is broke [closed]

Yesterday I accidentally spilled a few drops of water on my GPU (MSI Geforce gtx 970 4 gb). Since that my computer short circuit everytime I power on my computer with my GPU pluged in, but works fine ...
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Can a water damaged motherboard or power supply ruin a functional CPU?

I found half of a desktop on the side of the road the other day. It included a 430 watt power supply, DVD r/writer, ASRock B250M-HDV motherboard, Pentium g4560 CPU, as well as a case with both side ...
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Repeated attempts to turn on a laptop after a small water spill

Earlier in the day, I spilled a bit of water near my laptop while it was in use, I quickly dried the table off, and after looking at my laptop and cleaning off a bit of water residue, I continued to ...
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Water-damage computer [duplicate]

My child poured some water in my computer. The computer did not blow up or anything like that, it just lost connection with monitor. I shuted it down. I opened it, cleaned it without taking apart and ...
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How does a computer with water damage continue to work? [closed]

I have observed that computers (phones, laptops, desktops, etc) with water damage do not always completely stop working. They can have intermittent issues such as freezing, random shut downs, etc. I ...
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Spilled water into my desktop tower

I have a 2011 Acer windows 7 home desktop with monitor (Acer Aspire X3990). The monitor sits up on a desk and the desktop on the floor. There was a cup of water right beside the edge that was beside ...
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Cannot log in with VeraCrypt + Windows 10

So yesterday I fall glass of water and a bit of them fall on my laptop. As I realize what I have done, monitor blink twice and I push my turn on/off button, however I have set Sleep function for this ...
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Replacement keyboard still not working after spill

A while back I spilled a small amount of tea on my laptop keyboard. Fortunately it didn't die altogether. The only side effects was that a few keys on the keyboard stopped working. I did the frugal ...
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Harddrive recognized by BIOS but not by OS (possible dead drive)

So someone threw water on my laptop, as a result, the laptop lost power (no lights of any kind blinking either anymore). I disassembled the laptop and found quite a bit of water laying on the ...
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Moisturized laptop makes clicking noise — without HDD, main fan stopped

I have an Acer Aspire v5 121 laptop (netbook) what I've got moisturized. The keyboard isn't working but it worked from the USB mouse. I switched off completely but without keyboard I can't switch it ...
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Is it possible to limit the rate of key strokes on windows?

I damaged both my keyboard and mouse and when I now press certain buttons, they get pressed twice or three times in a couple millisecond interval. Is there an option in windows that disables such fast ...
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Laptop keyboard isn't working after coffee spill

This happened to one of my friends. He spilled coffee in the keyboard of his laptop, a Dell Inspiron 15 7568. I immediately suggested to remove the power adapter, and the battery. The next day he ...
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LCD Screen laggy and ghosting following water damage - what to do now

A friend of mind spilled water on his screen. After letting it dry out for a few days, we turned it on. Turns out, the screen is damaged and is now laggy and there is a trail whenever any motion ...
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Some keyboard CTRL + [key] combos not working (+ left CTRL water damage)

Yesterday I had a couple of raindrops (really very little) land on my laptop's left CTRL key, which I promptly wiped off the keyboard's surface. In short order, the signal from the key got locked on. ...
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Arrow keys seem stuck after water damage

A few days ago i spilled water on my laptop. I got it fixed and it works fine except for the fact that my arrow up and arrow left key seem stuck sometimes. This always happens when I use one of the ...
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Water Damage to desktop tower but not turned on

I just spilled a lot of water onto my desktop which seeped through the fan vents on top of the computer. everything got drenched in water graphics card, ram, motherboard, psu hdd, ssd. i have not ...
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Can saliva destroy my computer?

Usually when I am working with the computer's internals, I have to speak clearly and loudly so that whoever I'm working with can hear me, with my head pointing down. However, sometimes this causes me ...
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Cat knocked milk into desktop gaming pc

About 15 minutes ago my cat jumped on my desk and knocked my glass of milk which was about 1/6 as full into my desktop. My reaction time was quick and I managed to rip all of the cables out of the ...
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Spilt coke on my lenovo laptop any chance for it to get fixed? [duplicate]

I spilled less than half a cup of coke on the right side of the keyboard. At first all the keys were working. Then, when clicking "w" it types "2" and some other keys stopped working. I dried ...
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Shift keys not working at all

i'm having trouble with both shift keys. on monday i spilled some water on it. i immediately turned it upside down, disconnected it and put it to dry with a fan.it all worked perfectly well on ...
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effects of partial Coca Cola exposure on Lexar flip-drives and Cruzer Glide [duplicate]

I had three Lexar Micron flip-drives and one Cruzer Glide on my desk when I spilled some Coca Cola and about the bottom one-quarter of each flash drive was immersed in the cola. All of the Lexars were ...
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Computer switches off main power supply?

Ok so I managed to pour water all over my keyboard, mouse, monitor, and power boards. I've dried everything up, everything works except my monitor has water inside it making a little patch (i've ...
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Water spilled on my laptop's keyboard [duplicate]

Friday night, the night before a long day of travel, I spilled water on my laptop just before I was about to close it down and put it in my bags. I waited a few minutes before fetching paper towels to ...
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Laptop keyboard juice spill, certain keys don't work with brand new keyboard

Some juice was spilled on my laptop keyboard N61 JV. Once it dried out, a bunch of keys stopped working. After replacing it with a brand new, some keys still don't work around a particular region, ...
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Could a CF card submerged in sea water for a few days still work?

The title pretty much sums it up: What are the chances of a Compact Flash card that has been submerged in sea water for a few days still working? The card in question has a pretty expensive licence ...
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Artic Silver ArtiClean on motherboard

So I think I messed up today. Because I was experiencing severe fps drops on my three year old Alienware m14x r2, I decided to clean it out with compressed air and repaste the thermal paste (with IC ...
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Coffee-damage via USB?

EDIT - Turns out coffee got into the case through the top fan... dripped down the back of the motherboard... Ho hum.... This morning my cat decided to chase absolutely nothing across my desk. This ...
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Laptop won't start properly after I spilled water on my laptop?

Usual story: accidentally spilled water (just water, thankfully!) on my laptop - dried it out as best I could, left it overnight in front of a fan to drain and then the next day, took it apart to see ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down? [closed]

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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Acer Aspire Keyboard Issue

5 days ago I spilled some water on my laptop computer. The only problem I had was the keyboard was not working correctly. I removed it and everything underneath was dry, as the keyboard comes out ...
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Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it didn'...
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Accidentally got a little bit of water in uninterruptible power supply outlet; just let it dry, or trash it?

So, I had some water in my home office, I know that wasn't very responsible, but let's not point any fingers here. Long story short, a bit of water ended up spritzed onto some of the actual plugs of ...
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I spilled water on my laptop and left it there for a day

I spilled water, it was around 9cm in diameter, on my laptop. I didn't know what to do so I just unplugged the charger and left it there, without removing the battery and turning it upside down cause ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Broken laptop screen?

So my friend poured some tea into his laptop, and the screen looks like this: Even in the brighter areas, the colors are not exactly right. He took the laptop to a "tech", who said it's the inverter....
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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Rained on Sony Vaio Laptop screens black

So I left windows open while i was gone for a few days, my laptop happened to be underneath them. It rained and got my laptop wet except it was plugged in, it didn't short out wasn't that wet at all. ...
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Can spilled coffee cause long term issues to motherboard?

A few days ago I got a laptop that had spilled coffee on it. I did dry it, cleaned it as much as possible (with with dry paper towels) and let it dry in a warm place. The laptop works fine, even ...
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What effects does heat have on an LCD screen?

Unfortunately some water got into my LCD screen creating weird dim patches against the bright back light. only the screen seems to be affected, not anything else. I am thinking of keeping it in the ...
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Can I wash my Logitech K270 wireless keyboard? [duplicate]

I spilled coke on my Logitech K270 keyboard and now a couple of keys, once pressed, take minutes to retract. The keyboard is touted as spill-proof. Can I pour water to clean it?
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After tea spill (unsweetened), 2 keys are mixed up (but working)

For the first time in my life, I was not paying attention to my tea thermos next to my laptop... and made it fall onto the right part of my keyboard (numpad + right side of the keyboard, almost until ...
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Can Logitech K310 keyboard be washed with one of its keys removed?

Logitech K310 is claimed to be washable with certain limitations (warm water with mild soap only, no submersion deeper that 30 centimeters below water surface, USB plug is excluded). However I have ...
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Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
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Can I still use a usb flash drive after spilling water on it?

So a few months ago I accidentally spilled a little water on a few of my usb flash drives. I really want to test and see if they work, but before I do, I just want to make sure that there's no risk of ...
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My RAM / memory sticks got wet, can I still use them?

I had a small pile of accumulated, salvaged desktop RAM / memory sticks sitting on my desk. I made the apparently unwise decision to drink my triple-extra-large sody-pop near them, and to my demise, ...
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Spilled tea on laptop; still working, should I service it anyway? Displayport dead

I need some advice. I spilled tea on the left side of my X230T. I did the normal out with the battery and dry procedure. The laptop works now. Not much got in the keyboard, much spilled against the ...
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Laptop flooded with water [duplicate]

Most laptop liquid damage guides online show how to clean a laptop if liquid is spilled on top of a laptop. In my case, my laptop was sitting on my basement floor and my basement flooded. I don't ...
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Water in laptop, not switching on

I had my laptop (dell inspiron) and water bottle in my bag, and small quantity of water leaked into my laptop. When Iopened my laptop, the power light came and went immediately. So I removed the ...
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Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000, more problematic keys?

So my new motherboard doesn't have a ps/2 connector, so I bought a Microsoft natural keyboard 4000 to replace my old natural keyboard. But, some of the keys stopped working, so I bought another 4000.....
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Spilled water on MS 4000 keyboard

I spilled some water on the left side of my Microsoft 4000 Ergonomic Keyboard causing several keys to malfunction. Most started working again after leaving the keyboard upside down in a warm-air ...