Thank you for the video very enlightening. I finally got around to dismantling my G1... and look at the picture bottom right, the same ferrite beads burnt out. Coincidence or component design failure? No idea what would cause them to burn out, but as far as I can see this is the only issue with some damage on the pcb. Thankfully my PC survived and probably got my Seasonic power supply to thank for that.
Very interesting and makes me think Gigabyte were selling an expensive £500+ product with a component design fault ticking away and in my case the ferrite beads burned out less than six months outside the three year warranty. Gigabyte not even willing to look at the card for repair under their £50 fee over-warranty service.
Is it repairable or even worth attempting a repair without knowing what caused the burn out?
Anyway I won't be buying any more Gigabyte stuff given how unhelpful they have been and doubt I would buy a high end graphics card again. I would be absolutely gutted to spend a grand plus on an RTX-2080 Ti for it to fail three years down the line and clearly buying high end stuff is no guarantee of design quality.
Last edited by EasterEEL; 03-22-2019 at 02:57 PM.