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#1 Andrewh1793

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:03 PM

Okay so this is a long story so bear with me here. So about a year ago I built this computer myself and it's worked just fine ever since until about 2 months ago. About 2 months ago I spilled a little bit of soda on my computer in a vent on the top and it caused my whole system to fail. It wouldn't power at all so I panicked and gave up on it thinking it was just dead. And I've always thought that until about now when I started messing with it a little bit, so I took it all apart and started putting it together with just the basics to see if it still worked, and everything works except for the GPU. The computer boots up just fine and everything using the motherboard's DVI, I'm able to boot into windows and do everything that doesn't involve anything graphic intensive. But when I plug in the GPU and press power I can hear sort of an electric sound and then it just dies. And the thing will not boot after that. I looked over my entire graphics card and I didn't smell a burnt smell or anything like that. However I did notice something was broken on the graphics card. It's a little tiny metal connection that I think goes to a semiconductor. All I'm asking for is just some help to figure out if this is my problem and if maybe resoldering this could fix it. Any help is much appreciated once again thanks for bearing with me. I also attached a photo of what I think is the problem but once again I am not really sure. My graphics card is a Radeon Dual x (I don't know the exact model as I bought it from a friend for a good deal but if needed I'll do my best to provide any information), once again any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:34 AM

That is likely that way from factory, where they soldered certain sides of the IC. You can see a clump of solder there where nothing was originally there. Post a full picture of the card close up. Maybe we can spot a bad cap or something.



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 01:36 PM

Here's the card from different angles

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

And here's a few more

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

Oh and just to be clear, I took the heat sink and fans off to look at it




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