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I did something stupid, haha.

 

Recently bought a Zotac 980ti Amp GPU.  It worked fine. Gamed on it for a few days before realizing my processor sucked. So i switched my mobo to a z170 and i7 skylake.  

 

So here's what I did wrong. The heatsink for the Zotac card is huge, and doesnt fit in my custom case I made out of steel. So I bought a Corsair bracket to utilize a Corsair Hydro water cooler.
One of the holes on the card didn't line up with the hole on the bracket. (Design flaw I think.) And the screw needs to be there, or else the card bends when you screw down the water pump to the card.

So I masked off the card, and put it in my drill press and moved the hole just a tiny bit in. From what I can tell, I didnt drill through any circuits on the card. But now when I use the card on my brand new motherboard, The monitor won't boot. (keyboard and mouse both stay lit up, and the gpu fan is getting power) I know the board is fine, because I tested another gpu on it, and tested the 980ti on my friends board. (same problem).

I realize that I probly broke it, Just looking for other possible scenarios.  You can all mock me if you wish. Thanks! 

 

http://www.corsair.com/en-ca/hydro-series-hg10-n980-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket

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Even if you didn't hit any circuits on the surface(visible to the eye), you may have drilled through circuits that are within the PCB itself, which often times are layered.


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Wow.........just wow


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7 minutes ago, Godlygamer23 said:

Even if you didn't hit any circuits on the surface(visible to the eye), you may have drilled through circuits that are within the PCB itself, which often times are layered.

Bingo! Most PCBs for motherboards and components are typically 3 layers, and there will be traces between the layers to connect things together. As such, @Zanderlinde, trying to use solder will probably only make the situation worse, and you will risk compromising your motherboard in the process since you could end up shorting something. Declare it a loss and move on. $650+ lesson learned.


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Correction, 650+ USD. 1000 CAD = ~750 USD, and 750 CAD = ~560 USD.


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Just now, Zanderlinde said:

The result of my frustration.

Why did that happen?


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Just now, Zanderlinde said:

You were right about the layers. I booted the pc while holding a metal screwdriver in the hole to simulate soldering the hole shut. But it just started smoking. The card is F**ked

But why did you snap/cut it in half?


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3 minutes ago, Zanderlinde said:

Because I'm sad?

Oh well. I wonder if it could've been repaired back to a functioning state. I'm not sure if the damage was bad enough before to make it non-repairable.


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10 hours ago, Schoolofmonkey said:

Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.

I think this is definitely a case of failure to read the instructions....


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17 hours ago, Godlygamer23 said:

Oh well. I wonder if it could've been repaired back to a functioning state. I'm not sure if the damage was bad enough before to make it non-repairable.

It could have been repaired, could have.

 

Sell it to a third party repair or send it back to the factory and ask them to honor their warranty. Make sure you record and share their response, I'm dying to hear it.

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Wow...how on Earth  you thought this was a good Idea? I mean realy Dude...wtf..:|

2 hours ago, DragonTamer1 said:

It could have been repaired, could have.

 

Sell it to a third party repair or send it back to the factory and ask them to honor their warranty. Make sure you record and share their response, I'm dying to hear it.

No Chance. He will not get a Penny.


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54 minutes ago, Praesi said:

Wow...how on Earth  you thought this was a good Idea? I mean realy Dude...wtf..:|

No Chance. He will not get a Penny.

That's the point.


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This thread just made me very sad... That thing didn't need to die...

I mean, I know I'm supposed to have sympathy, but... Seriously?

Who the hell drills a hole in their card before reading the instructions?


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3 minutes ago, Dash Lambda said:

This thread just made me very sad... That thing didn't need to die...

I mean, I know I'm supposed to have sympathy, but... Seriously?

Who the hell drills a hole in their card before reading the instructions?

Not realy. Doing this was beyond stupid..sorry.


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