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Wow never heard of an insect harming hardware before! Its cool that you got it working again!
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Wow never heard of an insect harming hardware before! Its cool that you got it working again!

yea. I've never baked anything in my life. fortunately the first time I baked although it's not edible came out really well lol. call me chef biggrin.gif
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if anyone is curious where the insect landed it was here (Click image) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I know its not funny but the sucker has hes mouth full of blood like drool.gif or hes feet wet son of a mosquitTA. did you toke some pics of the Dead mosquito? hey man don't even sell this card keep it.

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@ OP, I laughed slightly at your misfortune only because of all things it was a mosquito that killed your GPU. Haha rolleyessmileyanim.gif
     
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Today before squashing a bug, I thought why did they invade into my territory? Did I invade theirs?

And before I knew it the bug was going towards my room, so I had to squash it :v
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Gpus with backplates FTW.

The only way bugs don't kill your rig..

Hmmm When fleas jump into you PSU it would sound like pop rocks @_@/

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my sig rig is now bug proof smile.gif

before (has been like this for years)
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now with fan filters and side panel! temps gone up a bit but I dont care smile.gif
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I dont even have a case for my pc anymore frown.gif.
@op I still find this story pretty bizzare.

it really is a freak accident. should've taken a picture. it landed exactly on the smallest solder points on top of the pcb that's why it shorted. I've had my sig rig for more than 2 years and since day 1 my side panel has been open but nothing happened too. im not really forcing anyone to close their side panels. I've learned my lesson and I have fan filters now and both my htpc and sig rig is bug-proof now. I did notice airflow was severely compromised with the fan filter. dunno if fan filters are really like that or the silverstone one that I'm using sucks. maybeI should've gotten something better.
ahaha oh man its one of those once in a lifetime occurrences. I think its time for you to buy a lottery ticket.
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Baking is the solution at 196 degrees for 10 minutes and the video card will be fixed in no time,I fixed my old video card 8800 GTS g92 512 with baking and it worked like a charm till this day...now it's for sale biggrin.gif...you should try it and I hope you fix it in no time.
Good luck man !
Cheers !
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Baking is the solution at 196 degrees for 10 minutes and the video card will be fixed in no time,I fixed my old video card 8800 GTS g92 512 with baking and it worked like a charm till this day...now it's for sale biggrin.gif...you should try it and I hope you fix it in no time.
Good luck man !
Cheers !

read my post I fixed it already :3
Edited by jprovido - 7/9/12 at 9:01am
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