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post #11 of 16
Do you live in the States? If so don't worry about those warranty stickers, supposedly that only matters in other countries and they will still honor the warranty. Then again I've also heard some horror stories with xfx warranty so take that with a grain of salt. I say might as well try and see if they will take it though.
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as rma is out of question and u are open to zip tie an 80mm fan if this doesnt work,

 

1.u might as well try to make a hole at the center of the fan with a heated screwdriver or something along those lines.

chances are the bearing is not exposed to prevent dust accumulation.

2.if u can see the bearing after making the hole.use viscous lubricant.make sure its viscous enough so that it doesnt drip into the heatsink and eventually on the gpu core.

3.looking at your photos,i would clean the heat sink too.chances are it aint running cause of dust.

4.did u check the fan connections?the female plug from ur fan and the male port on the pcb?it usually doesnt happen,but when its good if u check it.

 

PS - i had bought a xfx 5770 in march this year and it stopped working last month.i thought of opening it but then saw the stickers so i sent it for rma.

after a 2 week delay and a lot of yelling(i live in india,and here they are heavily understaffed so unless u dont yell,u wont get your card on time!),i got a 6770.the same thing but with hdmi 1.4 and AMD instead of ATi.so if they agree for a ram,u might get a 6770.

 

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post #13 of 16
Ok here is what I'm thinking for a fix.

  1. Remove shroud from cooler.
  2. cable tie 120mm/92mm Fan to the card.
  3. Plug fan into mother board header.
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First may I suggest cleaning the dust out of that card. It is probably what ruined the fan. After you clean it off go to a local toy shop and get some model train oil and use that see if that helps.

If all else fails, clean it and zip tie an 80-120mm fan to it and call it a day.
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Removing the sticker does NOT void your warranty if you live in North America. That sticker is for non-North American countries.

I modified my XFX 5770 (exactly the one you have) and XFX were okay with it.

Get in touch with XFX support and they will be glad to RMA it for you.

Good luck.
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Removing the sticker does NOT void your warranty if you live in North America. That sticker is for non-North American countries.

I modified my XFX 5770 (exactly the one you have) and XFX were okay with it.

Get in touch with XFX support and they will be glad to RMA it for you.

Good luck.

Thats the two little stickers on the heatsink mounting screws. AFAIK what he did would be classed as physical damage (scratched the back of the fan), and therefore could be denied. I agree its possibly worth a try just explaining the situation to them and they might RMA it (you might even get a better card in return). For me though i'd just zip-tie a fan on there rather than having the hassle of an RMA.
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