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Topic # 129057 2-Sep-2013 16:55
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My wife spilt hot coffee into my Lian Li gaming rig. It does not switch on I dissected it and sticky coffee is over the MOBO, Memory, around th CPU and power switches and over the beloved GTX680 which is laden with sticky coffee over the half of the circuit board side. First thing first I immediately disconnected and pulled out the hard drive.
Phoned my insurance and they're sending a box over to assess the damage when they receive it. My question is how do they work out what will be the value of my rig. Do they systematically break it all down and come up with a price of what the rigs is worth?

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  Reply # 888410 2-Sep-2013 17:00
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depends on your insurance policy...

do you have the receipt(s) for it? that would be a very good starting point for your claim.

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  Reply # 888413 2-Sep-2013 17:04
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I'd say that's a question to ask your insurance company, process will vary from company to company.

They probably have a relationship with a service company to clean and test electronic appliances and computers.

Personally I'd want pretty much all the internals replaced (mobo, cpu, ram, gpu, psu).. case is probably perfectly fine.


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  Reply # 888417 2-Sep-2013 17:10
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It depends

When my older rig died, they replaced with parts of equivalent performance (core 2duo processe replaced with i3, gtx9800 GDP card replaced with hd6850 etc). Ofcourse, when I bought the original PC it was a "top spec" PC, but that didn't mean getting top spec under today's conditions.

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  Reply # 888767 3-Sep-2013 09:49
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Thanks all for the info guys. Ragnor you're right I will pursue replacement if I can, sticky coffee on components over a period of time causes various degrees of trouble I've been told, even if it is operational.

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