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EVGA is good about rmas.
I smoked two 7950 gx2 video cards and didnt have a receipt.
Told them of my plight and they said no problem.
They even crossed shipped.
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post #22 of 32
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I was about to say the only thing that usually can "pop" is a capacitor... Not sure why it would randomly blow. Voltage spike maybe?
It wasn't random - he was repeatedly hitting the power button when it blew. Blowing caps by playing the on-off game is harder now due to the ATX power spec, but repeatedly powering up/down the comp can overvolt caps and make them pop - or under extreme conditions blow
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Yeah , it just like had to happen to me lol.
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It wasn't random - he was repeatedly hitting the power button when it blew. Blowing caps by playing the on-off game is harder now due to the ATX power spec, but repeatedly powering up/down the comp can overvolt caps and make them pop - or under extreme conditions blow
Oh, I'll admit I was a bit lazy to perfectly read it all

Yeah, now I see why... Definitely.
    
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Oh, I'll admit I was a bit lazy to perfectly read it all

Yeah, now I see why... Definitely.
lol but it was not turning on , what else would you do...
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post #26 of 32
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lol but it was not turning on , what else would you do...
Troubleshoot, and from the sounds of it setit up properly in the firstplace. No offence but doing a half A setup before powering on your rig is a sure fire way to increase the possibility of blowing up your stuff or at the least ending up with a short somewhere.

I did a quick overhaul once and didnt plug a fan power header back in (small 3 pin guy) and it fell down on my 6800gt vid card. Bam spark/smoke spot/ no screen. It was done all because I wasnt paying attention,
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post #27 of 32
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Thanks MADMAX,

but check it out , its NOT A CAPACITOR

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post #28 of 32
That sucks sorry to hear about the problem. At least i hope youve learned something. That would be dont mess with it when its on.

To me thats probably a 5v regulator or something that yes you probably shorted it when you wiggled the videocard.

got nothing to do with pressing the power button 100times frantically. That does not happen normally. if it looks like that is the only thing damaged its probably very easy to replace, then again this board is new ? rma replacement ?/ just return it
    
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post #29 of 32
LOL something got to much juice, I would try to rma since that piece would be easy to replace but your not sure what else could potentially be damaged, things you cant see.

I would try to rma if you can.
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post #30 of 32
Reminds me when a capacitor blew out in my old psu, burnt my old mobo and ram and cpu.
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