Leaking AIOs can be frustrating and potentially harmful to your computer components. If you encounter a leaking AIO, follow this troubleshooting guide to identify the cause and address the issue:
1. Check for External Leaks:
- Carefully inspect the AIO and surrounding components for visible signs of leakage. Look for any wet spots, drips, or pooling liquid.
2. Examine Radiator Hoses:
- Check for tight bends or kinks in the radiator hoses. Tight bends can put a strain on the fittings and cause leaks over time. Straighten out any tight bends carefully to avoid damaging the hoses.
3. Inspect Radiator Fittings:
- Look for gaps in the radiator fittings or signs of poor assembly. Loose or improperly sealed fittings can result in leaks.
4. Inspect the Radiator:
- Examine the radiator fins for any signs of damage, such as punctures or bends. Damaged fins can lead to leaks as well as reduced cooling efficiency.
Remember that the EK AIOs are a closed loop meaning they are not meant to be disassembled. Disassembly can lead to unintended damage or improper reassembly, which may result in leaks and will void the warranty of the AIO.
When finding the root cause of the leak and if the upper steps do not help we suggest documenting (video) it and sharing the info with our support.