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Compaq deskpro disaster!

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:24 am     Post subject: Compaq deskpro disaster! Reply with quote

Last year playing around with my Compaq deskpro 1 GHz 500 MB ram when I accidently spilled rootbeer on the front of it. Now this is near the processor and the power on button. But it will still turn on, but will run EXTREMELY slow. I =can't figure out what is wrong with it. I figure I fried a circuit on the motherboard or something. Well any suggestions?! Confuzzled
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh
Probably some leaked in and gives bad contacts or whatever.
And of course mobos/chips working@high frequencies loves smeared dirt on them.



Put the whole thing in the dishwasher.
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Or try some electronic circuit cleaner..... but don't set your expectations too high.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

yea I wiped down the motherboard and it's spotless. I don't know what the problem is...
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

And what you expect from us?
That we jump to your place and checkout all that can go wrong or what?
Get real.

It's even possible it ain't a hardware problem at all, maybe you got a nasty virus or whatever, who knows.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:03 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

In answer to your PM -(I don't do such things via PM, I'm not a private slave)- .....

Google for CPU testing progs, more specific the Lcache ones, as you said it was spilled close to the CPU it could be that the Lcache is running too slow, it's possible that your clockfreq divider is screwed up.
Whilst your're on it, also run a memory check prog, plenty around of those.

Install a benchmarking proggy and do some testruns.

...... do some things.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Take the mobo out, remove the CPU, RAM, and any other removable parts and give it a nice bath. Dish soap+water dip and/or some isopropyl alcohol (70 or 90%). Maybe even get out a soft brush and go at it. An optional final step is a nice, spot-free rinse with distilled water (rinses away bad ions and stuff from the tap). Shake it good to get as much water out of areas as possible and let it dry overnight. Then hit it with a hair drier for a while to be sure (don't heat it up too much). Happy

I do this occasionally to clean up old computer hardware that has collected lots of nastyness over time. It's especially nice for stuff that comes from smoker's homes. Yuck.

Realize that this could kill it. There is always the static risk. And if it's not completely dry, it could fry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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Soft brush for the win? Sarcastic
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Touch it while in a bucket wearing a nylon shirt / socks.. make sure you touch everything inside, wipe it with the brush afterwards to prevent static leakage.

Turn it on afterwards, you might have a nice firework display.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:40 pm     Post subject: Re: Compaq deskpro disaster! Reply with quote

dosuser wrote:
when I accidently spilled root beer on the front of it


holy crap, Root Beer + Electronics = DISASTER. I had a bottle of MUG Root Beer blow up on my phone... now some of the buttons stick. Sometimes they refuse to work, and sometimes they just start acting as if they're pushing themselves.... damn root beer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Drink the real stuff, beer, ya pussies.
Meh
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the CPU cooler is still all mucked up with the beer remains? This might cause it to spin slower than needed and the CPU might switch to a lower clock speed to avoid overheating.

Just a theory, really. But worth looking at?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

jonesybunny, this topic is almost a year old, please don't gravedig in ol'topics.
No need to revive them.
THX.
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