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Have I ruined my 6950? Pics inside! SOLVED

Poll Results: Is it ruined?

 
  • 16% (1)
    Yes
  • 83% (5)
    No
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post #1 of 34
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Hey all, I got an SSD for christmas from my girlfriend and while installing I had to take out my gpu and like an idiot I was holding it by one of the plastic covers on the back of the card without realising, needless to say the plastic cover slipped off and the gpu fell onto the side of my case mad.gif I knew instantly I probably done damage.

Here is the damage done, Im wondering if it is repairable?

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I get artefacts such as blank white lines going down my screen when my card is in straight but if I let it drop abit at the back it works fine as far as I can tell. Also would like to know if it is possible it would function correctly in crossfire maybe?

I feel like such an idiot that I have ruined £200 piece of hardware frown.gif
Edited by Collins00 - 1/3/12 at 10:17am
post #2 of 34
Artifacts usually mean a problem with the card.
   
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What am I looking at? Where is the damage?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post

What am I looking at? Where is the damage?

This.. Or is it the slight bend? Cause those cut off PCI-E Pins are normal.
   
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post #5 of 34
Yeah... what damage? I don't see any cracks in the PCB or missing surface-mounted components.
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If OP is thinking that the last contact is short! Well, it's supposed to be short smile.gif
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Confusing photos are confusing.. redface.gif
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post #8 of 34
450

If your talking about that, then no.
That is perfectly normal.
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post #9 of 34
try reinstalling drivers and reseating the card.
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post #10 of 34
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Sorry I thought the cut off PCI-E Pins were the damage, must be something else. Still doesn't explain why it works when I have it inserted with a slight bend on pcb. I will take more pictures to see if anyone can spot anything. frown.gif

I had no problem with the card before I dropped it and did a clean install of drivers and OS after it. I will try to be more detailed with my next post.
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