eMAC leaked "paste" and now both bottom corners of monitor are discoloured

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jammyjay, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. jammyjay macrumors newbie

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    HI....my firends eMAC leaked some "paste" like fluid (came home to it that way) which removed the finish from the desk it was sitting on.

    Now both bottom corners of the monitor are discoloured (purple and green i believe, left and right respectivley)....

    is the fluid harmful...ie: is it mercury? or is it simply the coolant?
    is the coolant harmful?

    He said there was a few ounces of the stuff under the machine on the desk.

    Just curious of hazards etc, and if its a sign of a new machine in his future?

    any help/suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    No clue if its hazardous I don't think so maybe the machine over heated just enough to loosen some some paste.


    But yes he could get a new machine I mean Emacs are old any way but they are good computers. I would tell him to get a new computer
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't think the eMacs have coolant and if it's not shiny silver it not mercury.
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I've not heard of the PRAM battery blowing up
    but there's always a first time, for everything....
     
  5. firestarter macrumors 603

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    It could be the dielectric leak from a big capacitor.

    Not good news.
     
  6. jvlog macrumors member

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    capacitors are almost as bad in those as the G5 iMac. I've never see one that had so much fluid escape where you could visibly tell without taking it apart but i think the guy above me could be right about it being one from the CRT though those typically aren't the ones that go bad.
    i would look in the ram door and see if the capacitors look bulging or have burst.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am not sure if the leaked paste/coolant is harmful, but I would say that it is time for a new Mac. :)
     

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