Found this on another forum

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by zoey, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. zoey

    zoey Guest

    decided this weekend to try and quiten my PC by following some other members lead and going down the water cooling road. The fans on my PC were really starting to drive me mad

    The first thing that I did was to remove all the fans. The one on the processor and graphics card were no problem but the one in the power unit was a bugger to get out.

    The most difficult part was sealing all the ventilitation openings in the PC case with silicon. I also put silicon all around the joints on the PC case. The smell of silicon was dreadful but when my wife complained I told her to be patent as it will be worth it when we have a completely silent PC.

    Because I had completely sealed the PC case the only opening near top was the DVD drive. So I opened that and put the small hose I had purchased specially for the job into the DVD drive as far as it would go. With what I can only describe as great excitement and anticipation, I turned on the water. It really is amazing just how long it took before the case was complete full, and boy was it heavy. That didn't really bother me as I didn't intend to be moving the PC anyway.

    The big moment had arrived so I called in my wife and mother in law (who was visiting) and I announced "prepare to hear nothing!" and flicked the switch on the socket on the wall.

    Before I could even press the power button on front of the PC, with a loud bang, the whole place was plunged into darkness

    I knew that it was only the tripswitch so I told my onlookers not to panic and I ran out to the hall to turn the trip switch back on. But can u believe it, it wouldn't stay on. After five attempts I decided to try unplugging the PC and would you believe...yes the trip switch stayed on. My conclusion: the PC must have in some way been causing the problem.

    After about an hour of tries I finally decided to abandon the whole idea of water cooling and emptied the water out of the PC, put back in the fans (except the fan in the power unit, I had broken that one getting it out) and tried the pc AGAIN. IT STILL CAUSED THE TRIP SWTICH TO BLOW!

    My PC is completely shagged thanks to stupid suggestions that I got on this forum. What the hell am I going to do now. I spent two hours last night with a hair drier inside the PC case and it still trips the switch.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated


    I'm in too deep, I can't get out now!
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    yes its as retarded posted here as it was @ the other forum/forums... seen it all over the place... but I think rage3d had the first set of posts on it... just hope it won't turn into a spaced out thread...

    -edit- I moved it out of hardware since it is rather a retarded original post (not you zoey) and is more like a joke than anything else... seems to be a 'general' type post :)
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york

    this whole post is a joke.

    like that thing that sounds like sex till the end, when you realize it's a dentist.

    just a joke... I laughed good
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dealer: sounds more like a nightmare....

    Is it safe?
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Easy enough problem to fix. To completely remove the water & moisture put it into the microwave on high for 8 & a half minutes exactly. It must be exact. It is advisable to turn the microwave on with the longest stick you can find. In an emergency a broom handle will suffice.
    Don't worry about the smell. That will subside when you open all the doors & windows. When finished plug the computer back in & walla. :D
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    The microwave method isn't the only way of course, There's always the tumble dryer method :D :p