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I build a perfectly working rig on my self-built, modded test-bench.

I plug my GTX 280 in. It boots up properly and the screen comes on.

I plug my 9800 GX2 in. It SEEMS to boot up, but I get no signal on the screen.

I try reseting, reseating, repluging, etc. but NOTHING.

Please confirm it's dead so I can throw it away.
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Bake it and then report back. No one can make any serious decision with as little info as you provided. I can make assumptions but give no solid answers.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Bake it and then report back. No one can make any serious decision with as little info as you provided. I can make assumptions but give no solid answers.
I don't know how to do that. It seems scary. Should I open the shroud and try to fix it first?
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I would suggest doing that, yes. Try re-applying the TIM, NOT ARCTIC SILVER 5 as it's conductive, replacing the thermal pads, etc.

Check for anything that looks out of place. Burns, solder points, stuff that just looks out of the ordinary.
     
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try plugging in to the other DVI port. I had that problem on my GX2 a while back.
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I would suggest doing that, yes. Try re-applying the TIM, NOT ARCTIC SILVER 5 as it's conductive, replacing the thermal pads, etc.

Check for anything that looks out of place. Burns, solder points, stuff that just looks out of the ordinary.
Yeah, I did that already. And I'm sort of.. out of TIM

I ordered some, but it hasn't arrived. I'll always keep a spare tube from now on.

Okay, baking it is. We'll see what happens to my 9600 GSO 512.

If I have success doing this.. should I write it in the forums, or is this something everyone already knows works?
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try plugging in to the other DVI port. I had that problem on my GX2 a while back.
Yeah, I've tried that already. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
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post #8 of 12
If you decide to bake, make sure to take out all plastic parts.
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If you decide to bake, make sure to take out all plastic parts.
Can't do that. The 6-pin connector is made of plastic.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
Can't do that. The 6-pin connector is made of plastic.
so is the PCB
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