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I think I may have killed my laptop's GPU - GTX 870m not detected

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#1 bobbydarin


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:10 AM




Yesterday, I unfortunately spilled some water on my laptop, near the front grille. There was barely any water left in the cup so I wasn't worried, but I unplugged my laptop just in case and as I did that the display died instantly while my laptop remained on.



I restarted into BIOS to check everything, and lo and behold, my GPU wasn't being detected anymore and the display was running on integrated graphics.


I'm guessing some of the water slipped through the cracks and must've gotten onto the graphics card. Again, nothing happened until I unplugged the thing, so I removed the battery when everything was dry but still had no success. I tried to reinstall drivers just in case but NVIDIA couldn't detect the hardware.



What should I do? I don't really know much about hardware, and to have a look at the actual motherboard I need to remove a bunch of stuff first. The chip is soldered onto the motherboard anyway so I'm guessing that would be fruitless. Am I best taking it to a repair store to get it looked at or am I screwed?



The laptop in question is an MSI Ghost GS60, and the graphics card is an NVIDIA GTX 870m. The laptop is nearly 4 years old, so my warranty has expired. No other components were affected.



Many thanks :)

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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:04 AM

When you get one wet the power and battery should be removed immediately, then left to try for a day or two even then it is a cross your finger thing.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

and turn it on it's side so water can drain to the outside of the case.

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