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  1. #1
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    Mar 2015

    Coca Cola damage

    Hello folks,

    Yesterday I did a very dumb thing: I spilled a glass of Cola on my Rog G551. Turned the laptop off, unplugged everything, cleaned and let it dry for a bit.

    Turned it on a bit yesterday and again today and stuff seems to be fine, but I have a plethora of doubts. I hope you may be able to help me out.

    The laptop turns on and works just fine. Keyboard and track pad also work, although a few keys are extremely sticky.

    How do you suggest I proceed? I was considering taking the PC to an assistance center and I have made a few phone calls, but I am not convinced. Answers from experts ranged from "if it looks fine it probably is" to "your motherboard is undoubtedly fried". Even a simple clean job is rather expensive over here (Italy), involves certain risks and will void my warranty. Technicians also don't seem particularly trustworthy.

    Do you have any tips on how I should proceed or see if there was any hardware damage? I haven't noticed anything particularly odd apart from the sticky keys. The laptop seemed to heat a bit more than usual yesterday, but I may just be paranoid. It was a bit warmer than usual and I was hearing the fan for the first time since I bought it, but it was hardly overheating.

    Any replies are appreciated!

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
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    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
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    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
    Headset Logitech G Pro
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    OS Windows 10 Home x64 (UEFI)
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    If possible, I would suggest removing the keyboard and inspect the motherboard as well.
    Also check to see if there's any left over residue on the HDD/SSD and memory modules.
    If there's no sign of charring on the motherboard or other components, then consider yourself very lucky.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

  3. #3
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    Mar 2015

    I do think I am extremely lucky. The Laptop has been on for over 12 hours now and everything is working perfectly: no heating, no weird noises, nothing out of the ordinary. Some keys are extremely sticky but that is really it. I might take the keyboard apart tomorrow and give it a good cleaning. Some suggested that the stickiness will eventually go away by itself, but I fear a lot of dust and other crap my deposit on all that sugar.


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