Computer trouble

By omegafate
Oct 22, 2008
  1. ok ill be as descriptive as i can be lol

    ok my basement flooded about 2 inches that 2 inches went in to my case and it went over my sound card

    mind u i live int eh country which the water has sulfer in it plus the sulfer vapor

    pc and a few things got cought in the mix

    well i took it all appart let it dry out a few days

    then put everything back togather

    it ran solid

    no problems

    then i rebooted it

    nothing came back on

    then i took it appart again cleaned it with rubbing alchahol

    dryed it as well

    then put it all back togather

    tryed it out same thing nothign was happening

    cpu fan still running

    gpu fan still running

    i swapped the video card for the same one to see if it was the card it wasnt

    so im asking u guys to see what u think it could possibly be

    my assumptions are




    possibly hard drive (hope not)

    if u have any more questions please ask and ill answer with best of ability
  2. geekygirl63

    geekygirl63 TS Rookie Posts: 54

    If you had two inches of water, you are probably just experiencing the final failure of your motherboard. Assuming this is a Tower, then two inches of your motherboard got wet. My bet is the system is dead and can't be revived. I have seen wet systems work well for a few days and then just die.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Dirty water is conductive, the resulting residue is conductive... Components on the motherboard have shorted out. The system is toast... at least the motherboard is toast
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your system is toast. Furthermore, water vapor is highly corrosive. Even if the mobo was not flooded directly, the fact it was so close to water could have destroyed it. But I will bet, the mobo was exposed directly.
  5. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    so in other words im gonna have to do a total rebuild or do u think that there are salvageable parts
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you can salvage the case and test each part individually. You will need a new mobo. Try to reformat the HDs and reinstall windows if you can.
  7. ZenMatrix

    ZenMatrix TS Rookie Posts: 19

    agree that its probably bad but one way to test the mobo is to pull the ram and try to start it backup if no post beeps then its definetly bad
  8. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    dunno were i can get a elcheapo board but ill find one eventually lol

    im sure one of the shops around here has one
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