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Beta1
21-09-2006, 21:36:02
how daft is this.

girlfriend has just knocked over my gallileo thermometer - one of those glass things with weights that rise and fall.

Its completely smashed and the oil stuff inside has gone all over the place.

But it gets worse.

It was standing on the top of my games PC. Which is now covered in oilly stuff.

Gets worse still - I had the side of the case open because I had been installing a new set of USB ports.

Theres oilly stuff on the soundcard, on the PCI USB adaptor, on the side of the HDs, all over the base of the case.....


Have turned it all off and unplugged everything until I can sort it out. It seemed to still be running. Any idea what I should do next? (To the PC, not the girlf).

If I'm not on eve for a few days you'll know why.

Gary
21-09-2006, 21:49:33
Mop up the worst and hope it's not conductive ?

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-09-2006, 18:14:57
Detergent! Foam it up, Beta boy!

Lurker
22-09-2006, 19:18:29
:lol: at Laz.

Other than what Gary said, I doubt there's anything you can really do. If it didn't get inside the HD, that should be ok if you just wipe it down. The base you can deal with. Other stuff is cheap, at least (assuming you don't have some ridiculous soundcard).

mr_G
26-09-2006, 14:37:33
buy a new gallileo thermometer

King_Ghidra
26-09-2006, 15:11:30
The only problem is liquid on the conductive electrical bits right, so as long as it's not literally dripping into in the power supply i think it'll be fine.

Only problem i can think of is that the oil gets heated up, but i can't even think of any dire consequences of that other than a smell.

King_Ghidra
26-09-2006, 15:18:01
check this out:

http://www.hwspirit.com/reviews.php?read=16

Nills Lagerbaak
26-09-2006, 15:30:38
Oil and electrical circuitry is generally OK. at least it'll keep any water you may spill in future, off.

mr_G
26-09-2006, 15:38:07
:lol:

Funko
26-09-2006, 15:40:06
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Only problem i can think of is that the oil gets heated up, but i can't even think of any dire consequences of that other than a smell.

http://www.nandotimes.com/images/gallery/special_reports/iraq/20030326/wor2150.0.jpg
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39614000/jpg/_39614861_chippan203.jpg

mr_G
26-09-2006, 15:41:04
ask red adair