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Did my 970 just die on me? :(

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So after a day of regular computer usage I woke up and tried booting up my PC. Just to be surprised with a black screen. I can hear the sound of windows booting up, so there is sound date being transferred through the DVI cable I use. But there's no video output for some reason? Does this mean my GPU is dead or is this a common issue that can be resolved, or should I bake it? Please help me guys. I'm losing hope :(

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1 minute ago, Bwaakiem said:

So after a day of regular computer usage I woke up and tried booting up my PC. Just to be surprised with a black screen. I can hear the sound of windows booting up, so there is sound date being transferred through the DVI cable I use. But there's no video output for some reason? Does this mean my GPU is dead or is this a common issue that can be resolved, or should I bake it? Please help me guys. I'm losing hope :(

First thing I do when I see this is just turn the monitor off and back on real quick see if that prompts it to display (my 2 HD 7850s are doing this now of late and this is the fix upon boot for me, happens about 1 time a week)

 

Unplug PC, take card out of slot, put card back in slot (ensure all outlier plugins are re-attached) and try again.  Could be simple as a reslot the GPU. 

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2 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

First thing I do when I see this is just turn the monitor off and back on real quick see if that prompts it to display (my 2 HD 7850s are doing this now of late and this is the fix upon boot for me, happens about 1 time a week)

 

Unplug PC, take card out of slot, put card back in slot (ensure all outlier plugins are re-attached) and try again.  Could be simple as a reslot the GPU. 

I've just tried both your ideas but with no luck. Thank you for your reply anyways :)

 

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1 minute ago, Bwaakiem said:

I've just tried both your ideas but with no luck. Thank you for your reply anyways :)

 

We don't have to stop there!

 

Have you tried plugging your display into another port on the GPU?  I.E. if you have it connected via HDMI port 1, can you connect it via DPI or DVI to your monitor?  Or even a different HDMI port if there are multiple.

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3 minutes ago, Bwaakiem said:

I've just tried both your ideas but with no luck. Thank you for your reply anyways :)

  

Did you try to connect the monitor directly on your MB port (if you can)? 

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3 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

We don't have to stop there!

 

Have you tried plugging your display into another port on the GPU?  I.E. if you have it connected via HDMI port 1, can you connect it via DPI or DVI to your monitor?  Or even a different HDMI port if there are multiple.

The chip, and capacitors that control you audio are probably on your motherboard, so the electric signals probably just bypass the gpu’s main chip.

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I haven't tried those yet. My card only has display ports and a mini HDMI port besides from the dvi. If I want to try that I'll have to get a converter first. But it'll definitely be worth a shot I think. I've seen some cheap ones for around 4$. I've put one on order. Will send out an update as soon as it has arrived

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2 minutes ago, Rex_G said:

Did you try to connect the monitor directly on your MB port (if you can)? 

I have a rather old motherboard and it doesn't have dvi nor hdmi. So I haven't been able to try that out. But when I put in my old GTX 285 in it's working just fine. That's what I'll be using for now

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4 minutes ago, Bwaakiem said:

I have a rather old motherboard and it doesn't have dvi nor hdmi. So I haven't been able to try that out. But when I put in my old GTX 285 in it's working just fine. That's what I'll be using for now

Then try what @Tristerin said, if it does not work then the card is probably dead (Can you test it in some other computer?)

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4 minutes ago, PunDaddy said:

The chip, and capacitors that control you audio are probably on your motherboard, so the electric signals probably just bypass the gpu’s main chip.

Oh damn I didn't even think about that. So my last bit of hope might be a lie. I guess it's worth a shot. And if not, well having a mini display port to hdmi adapter might come in handy in my life at some point. 

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17 minutes ago, Bwaakiem said:

So after a day of regular computer usage I woke up and tried booting up my PC. Just to be surprised with a black screen. I can hear the sound of windows booting up, so there is sound date being transferred through the DVI cable I use. But there's no video output for some reason? Does this mean my GPU is dead or is this a common issue that can be resolved, or should I bake it? Please help me guys. I'm losing hope :(

I mean in theory you could try to bake your GPU after you try everything else. This includes calling the manufacturer to see if they will be nice and try to warranty your card, but seeing as the card was released almost 4 years ago. It is unlikely. It might be that a resistor, or capacitor is blown, so start digging through forums. Only after exhausting all other options would I say to bake it because that has the capacity to just brick your gpu.

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3 minutes ago, PunDaddy said:

I mean in theory you could try to bake your GPU after you try everything else. This includes calling the manufacturer to see if they will be nice and try to warranty your card, but seeing as the card was released almost 4 years ago. It is unlikely. It might be that a resistor, or capacitor is blown, so start digging through forums. Only after exhausting all other options would I say to bake it because that has the capacity to just brick your gpu.

Yeah I agree with you. I've already sent out a mail to Gainward... which was a pain in the arse. I definitely won't buy from them again. I've also put up a listing on Ebay for it just to see how much people are willing to pay for a broken 970. I'll just give some more ideas a shot tomorrow. Maybe there'll be some new suggestions.  And try it out using the adapter. And if it all doesn't work I'll start looking for a new card. Thank you for your help 

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