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Old August 3, 2013, 06:59 AM
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Last night I spilled some water near my computer maybe a few feet away. It was on the carpet. I saw the water get very close to the computer but it didn't look like it got inside. I soaked up the water. The computer is still on and is functioning normally. Do you think I can safely say I dodged a bullet and that everything is okay? The case I have is like a high security fortress lol so maybe that helped. I will attach a pic of the case. The water spilled close to the front vent where the bluer light is and there is an opening there.

I mean if water did somehow get in there wouldn't it shut of right away?
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Best you fill it up with rice for a few days.
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:24 AM
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umm what would rice do? seems like it might damage the computer even more if it isn't already.
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It's fine, just leave everything as is. If nothing got in the case, then there's nothing to worry about.
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Hey I am not 100 percent sure water didn't get in. It didn't appear so that's why I was wondering would the computer shut of if it did?

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Old August 3, 2013, 09:24 AM
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If water did somehow get in, it would have pooled at the bottom of the case...if there was even enough. Honestly, if you haven't noticed any adverse affects by now, then you're okay. Any potential splashes or drops have long since evaporated. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old August 3, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Do you think my warranty is okay? Like does evaporated water leave traces of water damage? Last thing I need is asus saying we won't cover it lol
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man, honestly, from your description of the spill, water only got close to the case, not even in it. You're fine. Stop worrying and enjoy your computer.
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LOL! I dumped a whole cup of coffee inside my case a while back, sure pissed it off, only ruined the case power button though after it all dried out.
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Do you think my warranty is okay? Like does evaporated water leave traces of water damage?
I ran a humidifier 1 metre from my gaming PC for 2 months (not into the intake of course) and there's no water damage. I also still use a laptop that was used near an indoor swimming pool (remote controlling robot submarine). That laptop's starting to get a little unstable but I think it's more from heat than water

I think you're save with a tiny spill beside the computer Otherwise Dell would've voided the warranty for every professor at my school who kept hot coffee / tea beside their computers. (They used desktops that actually sat on the desk.)
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