Domino ALC Coolit problem

Hello Everyone,

Tonight, out of nowhere, I started hearing a noise coming out of the tower while using the comp. I honestly thought it was my AC unit in the room as it sounded like a water pump.

Upon further inspection I realized it was coming from the CPU. I took off the panel and sure enough the source of the sound was my Domino ALC liquid cooling.

I've done some browsing on the web to see what it could be, and judging by the way it's sounding like a coffee maker, I can only guess that it's a pump failure.

I've literally only had the computer for 1 year now (bought last april) and on the coolit website they claim you don't have to worry about refills / leaks / maintenance for 5 to 7 years, so I would think it's not an issue of needing more liquid. I also looked carefully for any leaks and didn't spot anything.

Now idling, the comp is running at 48c  when it would normally be at about 28c to 32c.

Has anyone had a similar problem? I'm financially strapped right now, and I don't think I'll have the finances to go out and buy a new cooling unit any time soon, so I'd like to fix this myself if I can.

Any help is greatly appreciated,

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i would look for a warranty repair / replacement first !

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DarknlightAuthor Commented:
While it was obvious a manufacturers warranty would be a solution, the reason I'd have asked the question to begin with was to see if I could avoid the month long RMA process and downtime, especially if there may have been an easy fix.

In my opinion, the solution of "looking for a warranty" was something I'd have obviously done if that's the route I was aiming to take.
>>  the solution of "looking for a warranty" was something I'd have obviously done    <<  you would be surprised how many people do not even think about warranty in such cases...
DarknlightAuthor Commented:
I understand Nobus, and in no way do I intend to sound ungreatful for any help you've given. I just had to put in a reason for rating the solution at "B" otherwise it wouldn't let me close the question.

Thanks again for the help.
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