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    Coffe in server

    Well I got it in today to find a cup off coffee spilled over the server
    I remotely shut the server down then got a cloth and wiped it up. After 2 hours later I turned it back on
    To find a weird noise witch I have never heard before I informed the caretaker about the mess and for health and safety reasons.

    But I don’t want to start taking the server apart as I don’t have a clue about them that well.

    Could it be damaged?

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    Re: Coffe in server

    I would say so, yes. Unless it is used in conjunction with HTCPCP/1.0.

    Who's server is it?

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    Re: Coffe in server

    How the hell did you get coffee over the server.. Guess it was knocked over by someone? lol

    It could very well be damaged if it has made contact with internal parts of the system.. have you taken the cover off to see if there is any liquid in the actual case?

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    Re: Coffe in server

    I would say its #%$%&£%....

    whats coffee doing in the server room in the first place?

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    Re: Coffe in server

    99% sure the sound is coffee goo in a fan or disk drive.

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Yeah, if it's making a weird noise it's either becuase there's coffee goo stuck in something like bizzel said or because it's shorted a controller for something because it was still damp inside when you turned it on and whatever that controller controlled is now acting erratically causeing the noise.

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Is this a serious posting? If so OMG!

    You should always immediately disconnect from power, then strip down the machine and make sure all liquids are cleaned up. Components that did get wet should be left to dry for at least 24hrs before reassembling and powering up.

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    Re: Coffe in server

    I agree tech_guy if I saw coffee spilt I'd hit the power off, not remote shutdown!

    As for the noise....
    switch it off again.
    Take the cover off
    see if there is coffee anywhere, and clean it if there is
    wait till monday before switching it on!

    If the machine booted before, at least the electronics aren't fried!

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    Re: Coffe in server

    LOL at techguy! Yes it could well be damaged. Might be fine though.

    If you don't feel confident get somebody else to have a go - I love ripping apart servers... the hardware is soooo pretty

    I would go a little beyond the 24hrs - clean it up as best you can and leave somewhere warm and dry for a week or so if possible.

    We have a coffee machine in our server room! Takes a real ID-10T to put any drink on top of a server so we're safe... for now...

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
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    But I don’t want to start taking the server apart as I don’t have a clue about them that well.
    IS that not a fundemental part of being an ICT Tech ?

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    Re: Coffe in server

    We once had an engineer from the LEA tip a cup of coffee over the server he was just about to install.....it only splashed down the side so he was ok. We still have the stain on the server room carpet to prove it.

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
    But I don’t want to start taking the server apart as I don’t have a clue about them that well.
    I would be itchin to take apart a server the insides are soo pretty..
    Just take the cover off and see if theres any coffee in there.. and clean it and leave to dry.. if you unplug anything or disconnect anything remeber where it goes and how u disconnected it.. you should be fine.

    Just dont spill coffee over it when its open then it would be F@@£$%


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    Re: Coffe in server

    Keep digi camera close by and photo everything from every angle to have a record of it. Everytime a new bit is revealed take more photos. That way you'll have a visual record to compare if you get stuck.

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy
    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
    But I don’t want to start taking the server apart as I don’t have a clue about them that well.
    I would be itchin to take apart a server the insides are soo pretty..
    LOL! That's what I said! Geek minds...

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    Re: Coffe in server

    Do you think he may have blown the enitire building he works at 8O as he aint replyed since post!!

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