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Cablemod strip leaking thick gooey clear substance.

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by Damn Dirty Ape, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Damn Dirty Ape

    Damn Dirty Ape [H]ard|Gawd

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    All along the length of the strip.

    It's very thick and extremely sticky. Hopefully when I go to clean it (suggestions?) I don't remove paint. The strip is maybe three months old.

    System not overclocked. Using supplied header lead to asus aura header.

    WTH?
     

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  3. HeavensCloud

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    Ew that's nasty. I would think that was either in a really hot place or some voltage got messed up somewhere and it got too hot in that way, maybe a blown resistor or something. Those strips don't just start melting resin for no reason.
     
  4. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] Bad in Bed

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    yeah the plastic cover is melting.... that's not a good sign. Was it near anything heat generating?

    If not, then something on the strip is fucked up and hot enough to melt plastic/resin... which is BAD NEWS
     
  5. Damn Dirty Ape

    Damn Dirty Ape [H]ard|Gawd

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    Actually it runs very cool.
    Asuss strix z270
    6700k non o/c
    Nzxt kraken x61
    16gb corsair vengeance love
    Samsung 500gb nvme ssd
    Two fans in front
    Two fans on x61 in the roof position
    One rear fan.

    It is not a widebeam model, just a regular one.

    It was still working.

    So I'm not sure where to start , asus aura header issue , strip defect ?
     
  6. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] Bad in Bed

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    more likely strip than motherboard
     
  7. Bandalo

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    Looks like the weatherproof coating is just slowly melting off as the strip warms up. VERY slowly.

    I'd pull them and put in some non-coated strips personally. Why put in weather/waterproof if it's not needed?

    To remove the reside, warm it up with a hairdryer or heatgun on low. It should come right off without damaging anything.
     
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    Do you have an infrared heat thermometer to validate if the led light strip is getting too hot? A quick shot would do it but it sounds like you need to remove the strip.
     
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    Probably obvious, but confirm you're using the right voltage. I've seen led strips for 5V and 12V source voltage. It should say on the end of the strip next to the cut marks.
     
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    Nothing nearby that is that hot, not at all.
     
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    Damn Dirty Ape [H]ard|Gawd

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    It doesn't say on the package, just grabbed it at microcenter a couple of months back. I asked the DIY guy for what to use and he said he knew a good bit about case lighting... so..
     
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    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Might want to see a doctor....