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My friend fried his titan x pascal . gave me the dead card . question

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Mikesamo

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he had a titan x pascal and installed an arctric xtreme iv cooler on it . and made the mistake of using permanent thermal glue to put small sinks on vrms. used conductive paste on the core. overtime the paste spread and hit the pins surrounding the core and shorted it . theres a small black burn mark on the top corner of the core. 16358118_1214878085264510_1793963169_o.jpg
he also tried plucking off the heatsinks . he managed to pull every one off except for one . unfortrunately he wasnt careful enough and an entire vrm choke came off with the heatsink .
is there a way i can send this to a factory to be repaired and will pay for the costs of repair . i am using the card for display . the cooler works fine.
 

Johan45

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At this point, you could ask the manufacturer in e-mail RMA format but I wouldn't be surprised if it's cost prohibitive and end up costing as much as new. I would definitely want some quote ahead of time
 
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And don't let your friend touch your gear. Seriously. That looks awful.

We don't share gear especially one that costs 1200 . I had a titan x maxwell with this cooler on it and it ran fine and I sold it. He just wasn't careful enough
 

Nebulous

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So i would assume there's no hope of resurrection? I was going to vote for a bake, but with that permanent glue fiasco, you should give that card a burial.
 

Tír na nÓg

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Can't you just RMA it?

Clean it properly (pemanent TIM glu is not that "permanent", and can be clean with acetone), put the HSF back, and well, "What happened to my card?!?" "It burnt all by itself!!!" ;)
 
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Mikesamo

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Can't you just RMA it?

Clean it properly (pemanent TIM glu is not that "permanent", and can be clean with acetone), put the HSF back, and well, "What happened to my card?!?" "It burnt all by itself!!!" ;)

Look at the damages. Can it be possible
Notice how it's missing a choke . There's a small hole in the pcb too .
 

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Tír na nÓg

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Bah, if you clean it well, I am not eve sure they look in details... Worth a try!

They won't blacklist you if they notice something, just send you the card back. ;)

Edit: and the fact that the socket is burnt will focus their attention on this :D
 

Lochekey

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It is weird how it is burned on the spots were there is barely any paste but where it is covered it seems ok.
 

Rainwater

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This is why I have always wished you could just buy the die separate and pick whatever pcb you wanted separately just like with motherboard and cpu's. If you could just remove tthe gpu from the board and buy another one (shoot a reference pcb can't cost much to make, a high end motherboard costs us sub 500$) then perhaps that would be salvageable.
 
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It is weird how it is burned on the spots were there is barely any paste but where it is covered it seems ok.

The Arctic cooler pried open the die from pressure and the paste seeped in causing a short . Also a vrm choke is missing and there's a small dent where the choke used to be .
I don't expect them to rma. I just wanna know If it's repairable for a cost
 
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Bah, if you clean it well, I am not eve sure they look in details... Worth a try!

They won't blacklist you if they notice something, just send you the card back. ;)

Edit: and the fact that the socket is burnt will focus their attention on this :D

And this ?
 

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Tír na nÓg

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Can't you just glue back the choke, if you still have it?

Edit: I've RMA'ed a 780ti a few years back with a choke broken in half and glued back as a whole, lol!