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is my video card fried?

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#1 mikecon


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

so....i accidently spilled some beer on top of my case, and some beer trickled down and hit the top of my graphics card.


i cleaned it off with isopropyl alcohol, but when i plug the card back in and start the computer, the monitor remains off/black

 i tried the integrated video and the computer turns on fine, so im guessing the motherboard is okay.


so, is the card junk now? or did i miss some sort of step ?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

Very good chance it is damaged, you can try contacting the vendor.  Be honest with your problem "some" will fix them if possible cheaper than new.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:25 PM

okay , thanks for the advice,


is it possible for them/me to order a replacement circuit board/chip for the video card, and salvage the fans/cooling system on the bottom?


the store i got it at will most likely just say "buy another card from us" :(

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

if your video card still under warranty and no sign of burn or water sign or broken something you could RMA it, usually they only check it physically, if they not see any sign that could broke your warranty they will accept your RMA.

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