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How likely is it my card is beyond repair?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a Vega 64 reference card that I installed a Byskski water block to for my first water cooled system and everything went fine to begin with.  I had the system up and running for about 2 weeks with everything working just fine, temps were good.  I decided i wanted to rearrange my loop, largely for aesthetics but also for better access, draining etc

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When i did this i also removed the block from GPU in order to clean it out as i could see some debris in it (it was acetal from the threads on my EK pump/res combo).  I reassembled the block and pressure tested it to make sure it was air tight and it was.  I reassembled my loop, pressure tested it and then leak tested for 12 hours just to be sure.  There were no leaks and everything seemed fine.

 

When i tried to boot the system for the first time i was getting no display at all - i tried with different monitors, DP cable, HDMI cable, different power supply - nothing.  So once again i drained the loop, removed the graphics card, removed the block, reattached the stock air cooler and then tried again to boot (in a different system). 

 

I still got no display, the fan would not spin but the 'Radion' logo on the cooler DOES light up.  I have no idea what i could have done to kill the card but since the logo does light up it's clearly getting some power.  I appreciate this is a hard question to answer but if i send it off to a company that repairs GPUs what do you think my chances are of it being fixed?

 

Thanks

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3 hours ago, Goobertron said:

I have a Vega 64 reference card that I installed a Byskski water block to for my first water cooled system and everything went fine to begin with.  I had the system up and running for about 2 weeks with everything working just fine, temps were good.  I decided i wanted to rearrange my loop, largely for aesthetics but also for better access, draining etc

.

When i did this i also removed the block from GPU in order to clean it out as i could see some debris in it (it was acetal from the threads on my EK pump/res combo).  I reassembled the block and pressure tested it to make sure it was air tight and it was.  I reassembled my loop, pressure tested it and then leak tested for 12 hours just to be sure.  There were no leaks and everything seemed fine.

 

When i tried to boot the system for the first time i was getting no display at all - i tried with different monitors, DP cable, HDMI cable, different power supply - nothing.  So once again i drained the loop, removed the graphics card, removed the block, reattached the stock air cooler and then tried again to boot (in a different system). 

 

I still got no display, the fan would not spin but the 'Radion' logo on the cooler DOES light up.  I have no idea what i could have done to kill the card but since the logo does light up it's clearly getting some power.  I appreciate this is a hard question to answer but if i send it off to a company that repairs GPUs what do you think my chances are of it being fixed?

 

Thanks

If your getting black screen upon bootup and you can't even go to the BIOS then it can be PSU, alto I highly doubt it,  It can also be motherboard but I highly doubt that as well.  Try your video card on a friends pc or another pc and see what happens and get back to us.


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I'd check for water marks on the pcb. Maybe there was a crack in the waterblock, or a tiny leak you couldn't see.

Before looking elsewhere, lets 100% rule out water damage

 



 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Ross Siggers said:

I'd check for water marks on the pcb. Maybe there was a crack in the waterblock, or a tiny leak you couldn't see.

Before looking elsewhere, lets 100% rule out water damage

 

 

I've looked over the card and i cant see anything obviously wrong but then i'm not sure what the damage would actually look like.

 

I guess its not impossible but i'd be surprised if it was a leak because i pressure tested everything before hand.

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