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Honestly, you might have a chance of reviving (or at least making it look like you didn't spill a beer on it) it if you take the time to separate the cooler from the card, leave the stock thermal paste on there (they check that). Use some q-tips and non lint leaving cloth to clean the card carefully with 91% or higher alcohol. Then let it dry, still separated for at least three days, try it out again and if it is still broken then try to RMA it, chances are that if you cleaned it (everything) it won't have any beer left that is traceable to the technician that validates your RMA. Best of luck to you redface.gif

So you'd recommend leaving the heatsink on ?

I'm not sending it back to MSI directly, it's going to the retailer I bought it from. I know for a fact that the guys that handle RMA's there are actually 20 year old students. I'm not sure how far they'll go into checking if the heatsink was removed or not.

For now the plan is to open it up and see if there are any burnt chips visible, I'll clean it after that.
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in before somebody tells you are a terribad excuse of a person for trying to RMA a card you damaged.

i, for one, could not care less.

also, MSI support might be watching this... so um.... yea.
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I would definitely take the heatsink off, but i wouldn't clean the thermal paste off so it looks like you left it on. You should be fine if the situation is like you say, and there are younger guys checking it at a retail store. Almost a guarantee that you'll get a new one from em'.
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this happened to me. i opened it up to let it sit in rice and when that didnt work i was able to procure a refund thru newegg. evil i know but it was 500 bucks. just dress it up as best as you can and remove all traces and smell of the beer and they should replace/refund
 
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I would definitely take the heatsink off, but i wouldn't clean the thermal paste off so it looks like you left it on. You should be fine if the situation is like you say, and there are younger guys checking it at a retail store. Almost a guarantee that you'll get a new one from em'.

Should I check if it works before sending it back, or is that a bad idea after reseating the heatsink without replacing thermal paste ?
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this happened to me. i opened it up to let it sit in rice and when that didnt happen i was able to procure a refund thru newegg. evil i know but it was 500 bucks.

Sweet, good to hear. What did you tell them regarding the cause of RMA ?
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Good luck on the RMA. May I ask what you were thinking leaving an open beer bottle lying near the card? The idea alone spells bad accident all over.
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Good luck on the RMA. May I ask what you were thinking leaving an open beer bottle lying near the card? The idea alone spells bad accident all over.

The beer was standing on my desk while gaming. Bumped my knee against the bottom of the desk by accident and the can tipped over. Out of all the angles it could've chosen, it went straight towards my pc and poured beer all into the top exhaust.
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I couldn't help but laugh when I imagined your drink going down the pci brackets like a drain in your Raven. I'm sorry, really.
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I had same thing happen to a 285 gtx from Bfg and took it apart wiped down and put Into a bag of rice was good after that. Took 2 days in bag of rice but my beer was killgens ( what ever just woke but and I can't sPell for a dam) any woot worked for me for 1 1/2 year and sold it to a buddy . He still has not paid for ;(
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I couldn't help but laugh when I imagined your drink going down the pci brackets like a drain in your Raven. I'm sorry, really.

That's actually exactly how it happened. The stream of beer went straight into the exhaust vents below the DVI connectors of the card. It couldn't have been more precise. I could actually see the beer coming out the other end of the card cause of the bloody side panel on the raven ._.
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