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Is there a way to fix it.

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Could be a leak - does it work?

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no it keep causing me to boot in safemode
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And with videocard removed it boots normally? You could clean it (e.g. wipe with alcohol), dry and try again, but chances are this is permanent.

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Yes with the card remove it boot normally and after cleaning it still don't work.
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Probably shorted out something on the board if it's from a leak.

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Ooh crumbs Penfold! This is the only slight downside of backplates. They can be a water trap and capillary action can spread it, while being really hard to see.
That looks pretty convincingly terminal. The burn marks on the backplate are horrific, there was some amps flowing where they shouldn't there.

I normally see it trapped in the top edge though rather than the bottom like yours. Do you know what sort of leak it was?

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I don't believe TS had a backplate installed - water appears to have been on both the uncovered back (upper) side of the PCB (photo 1), and between the chip (bottom) side of the PCB and the waterblock (photo 2). What we see on photo 2 is the coldplate of the waterblock, not the backplate.

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I don't believe TS had a backplate installed - water appears to have been on both the uncovered back (upper) side of the PCB (photo 1), and between the chip (bottom) side of the PCB and the waterblock (photo 2). What we see on photo 2 is the coldplate of the waterblock, not the backplate.

Look again. The water block is still on the card and that is a backplate in pic 2
To be exact it looks like an Asus 970 Strix backplate in Nickel

You might be confused because its a Nickel back plate

The easiest way to tell is that generally water blocks have raised sections and backplates have routed out sunken sections.

Edit: There is something odd about that backplate or its not the one I'm thinking of. The pattern of recesses doesn't look right, but it must be an asus model to fit the card

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@Jakusonfire - Ah, alright then. Good eyes! I saw machined copper and was sure it's a coldplate.

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