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Dropped a 5850 on the ground, smashed corner PCB.

post #1 of 22
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I was moving a bunch of spare computer parts I have to setup a folding rig in the corner of my office. I'd assembled all the parts together, and had the XFX 5850 in a static wrap on top of the case. I picked it up, and started walking over to the corner when it slid off. Have hard wood flooring, so it wasn't a happy landing. I set the case down, picked up the bag, took the card out, and saw no visible damage until I turned it around. Evidently it had landed right on the corner, and crushed the pcb slightly upwards. Bending it.

Cursing the whole time, I built the system, put the gpu in, turned it on, and everything turns on, except I have no video. Now I know this card worked just fine. I had two of them in crossfire before I built a new computer. So I'm wondering if I can do anything to fix it, or do I just junk it?

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Edited by Motive - 3/10/12 at 6:22pm
post #2 of 22
could try cutting that corner off with a dremel tool to try and remove the copper plating that is prob touching now.
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post #3 of 22
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Do you think that could be what the issue is? Just cut the corner off where it's bent?
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This is kinda important to me, I'd like a few more opinions or options if I have them.
post #5 of 22
Did you try all DVI ports?
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post #6 of 22
Could always try calling xfx telling them what happened and they might fix it for a small fee, seen that happen this week with a sapphire card and they fixed it for 15$
post #7 of 22
It might be that there is some damage under the cooler. I would remove the cooler and look for any loose components, especially the large caps.

When I dropped my 5850 I snapped a leg of one of the capacitors. A bit of work with a soldering iron and some stiff wire and she lives again, slightly scarred but still fighting.
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post #8 of 22
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I tried all the display ports, and i saw no visible damage under the cooler.
post #9 of 22
Break it off and see whats up. There cant be any traces in the very corner. I dont see why it wouldnt work unless something jarred loose from the impact.
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post #10 of 22
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I'm curious though, what can breaking it off do? Is there stuff IN the PCB?
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