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I've never been bothered to be careful with any computer parts at all really, and a couple days ago I was removing a pci network card while the computer was on. But, when I was about to take it out, the aluminium cover (or whatever it's made of) touched the graphics card.
A little spark appeared and it shut off, tried to boot it up again after a few minutes and the fan was running at 100% and nothing appeared on the screen.
Oh and it also smelled like something melted.

Here's a pic of it: (I'm pretty sure the spark came from the crossfire-connector, you can see that one tip is a bit ****ed up.




I already ordered a 6950 so I don't worry too much about it, but if I could get it working somehow I could at least use it in my htpc.
post #2 of 14
I can't suggest anything other than never take stuff out of your PC when it is on.
I'm sorry for your "loss", hope you can get it to work again, the 5770 is still a great card even today.

Good luck.
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Taking something off when your PC is still on? That's like begging for something bad to happen.

Just be more careful, and don't try to install your 6950 while the PC is still on..
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I am willing to bet there is nothing you can do, the shorting you caused will have most likely burned a couple thousand transistors.
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so.... you removed a pci card while the computer was powered on and running? my best suggestion would be to learn from your mistakes and not do that again.....
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Wow! Really? The title says whats wrong? I think you made a bonehead amateur mistake and will have to pay the consequences. Im sure we have all done something in the past that we would never do now knowing what we know, so I'm not gonna beat you up for doing what you did.
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Im fully aware of that I shouldn't do so, but it shouldn't really be any problems with doing that. The only problem was that the unnecessary cover around it touched some part of the graphics card, and I just wondered if it was only the cf connector - it should be possible to fix.
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Its fried. I suggest you turn your machine of before doing anything else like that. Let this be a lesson to you.
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Yea you've completely screwed the AIB if not the GPU itself... I wish I could tell you how to fix this with duct tape and a socket wrench
     
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Im fully aware of that I shouldn't do so, but it shouldn't really be any problems with doing that. The only problem was that the unnecessary cover around it touched some part of the graphics card, and I just wondered if it was only the cf connector - it should be possible to fix.
The crossfire "goldfingers" have dedicated access to the memory, I doubt this is fixable, ph10m.
     
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