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Would anyone have any suggestions about how one might go about trying to revive a BFG Tech GTX 285? Its' "lifetime warranty" apparently mean the life of the card, not the owner, so RMA is not an option.

Here is what happened (was a friends, not mine before you mock): Late one night, a computer case lying on its side to allow 2 PSUs to sit on top of it and power the giant card was precariously situated next to a container of water. A man gets up to use the restroom and stumbles against the bottle, knocking it over, he knows it is spilling, but does not realize it is spilling DIRECTLY into his case ( ). He goes to the bathroom then comes back, to find that his case is literally full of water (he estimates ~32oz). The motherboard is now dead, the CPU survives, however when he transfers the 285 over he isn't quite sure which it is...

The fans spin up, if he only connects 1 PCI-E power instead of 2 he gets *****ed at, and when he has 2 in, the computer boots, so there are signs of life, however he is unable to get a VGA signal to his monitor.

Any thoughts on things to try, or does it sound like just a waste of time and he should just now use the monster card for squashing rats or something? Seems a waste to let such a nice card die without a fight.
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Put it in the oven
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bake it
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k, I guess baking is the last desperate resort of desperate men. If all else fails, there's always $150 460 SLI I'll try to push him towards
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