Over the weekend my cat knocked my wife's drink over and it went onto the top of the computer, through the fan opening, and onto the graphics card. She said the computer didn't shut off on it's own or anything, everything continued to work as normal, but she immediately hit the Start button and shut it down, then opened up the case and dabbed up the little puddle that had formed on top of the graphics card. She then took it out and cleaned it off even better, and took a blow drier to it. When she plugged it back in, the entire system wouldn't turn on anymore.
The next day I took it out and cleaned off the circuit board extremely well with Isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips, but it still didn't work. The system tries to come on for half a second (the fans spin and everything), but then just turns back off. It works just fine when I unplug the graphics card, and turn it on with onboard graphics. It also works just fine with a different graphics card that I had lying around.
I guess it's mostly obvious that it's the graphics card, it's just brand new (6 months old) and I'm just wondering if there is anything else that I could do, or should do. Did the card just short out, and that's why it won't come on with it plugged in? What are my options? Is it definitely the graphics card? How should I proceed? Could I RMA it? If so, how do you go about doing that? I've never done it before.
Thanks in advance!