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Spilled Water On GPU PCB

Jon No H
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I knocked some water onto my GPU’s PCB (my side panel was off) and my system just clicked off, my monitor turned off, and the case light stayed on. I unplugged the system, dried everything, and removed the GPU and plugged the system back in and it booted, then plugged the GPU back in, and it wouldn’t boot this time. I plugged a different GPU in and it worked. Is the GPU fried? Is that how the system would act with a non working GPU?

 

Okay so a little update I guess, I did some testing and the system boots with the GPU plugged into the PCIe slot but with the 8-pin PSU unplugged, the fans on the GPU run and everything, but when the actual power goes to it the whole system shorts, but this doesn’t happen with the other GPU (which is a 6-pin) this makes me think I may have just fried my 6-pin to 8-pin adapter. Should the fans still work if the GPU is fried?

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GPU is most likely fried.

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20 minutes ago, Jon No H said:

I knocked some water onto my GPU’s PCB (my side panel was off) and my system just clicked off, my monitor turned off, and the case light stayed on. I unplugged the system, dried everything, and removed the GPU and plugged the system back in and it booted, then plugged the GPU back in, and it wouldn’t boot this time. I plugged a different GPU in and it worked. Is the GPU fried? Is that how the system would act with a non working GPU?

It’s very possible it shorted out. Take off any back plates or coolers and closely inspect it for any signs for water marks or corrosion, the PCB can be bathed and lightly scrubbed in isopropyl alcohol to clean it off and displace any possible remaining water. 

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25 minutes ago, Jon No H said:

I knocked some water onto my GPU’s PCB (my side panel was off) and my system just clicked off, my monitor turned off, and the case light stayed on. I unplugged the system, dried everything, and removed the GPU and plugged the system back in and it booted, then plugged the GPU back in, and it wouldn’t boot this time. I plugged a different GPU in and it worked. Is the GPU fried? Is that how the system would act with a non working GPU?

Sounds Fucted to me :)

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Yeah your GPU is dead.

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How long did you let the card sit? Did you take it apart and dry and clean it?

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Just now, Mick Naughty said:

How long did you let the card sit? Did you take it apart and dry and clean it?

I dried it immediately and water only got on the PCB, I didn’t take it apart but I let it sit for a few hours

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Well  ive had every component covers in coolant and never had an issue. But given the danger of regular water, prolly isn't much you can do aside from inspecting it further and using it in a different pci slot that it was originally installed in.

 

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2 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Well  ive had every component covers in coolant and never had an issue. But given the danger of regular water, prolly isn't much you can do aside from inspecting it further and using it in a different pci slot that it was originally installed in.

 

Okay so a little update I guess, I did some testing and the system boots with the GPU plugged into the PCIe slot but with the 8-pin PSU unplugged, the fans on the GPU run and everything, but when the actual power goes to it the whole system shorts, but this doesn’t happen with the other GPU (which is a 6-pin) this makes me think I may have just fried my 6-pin to 8-pin adapter. Should the fans still work if the GPU is fried?

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I doubt you fried the adapter though plausible. The more likely cause the video card is shorted on it is VRM circuitry. From what it sounds like is the GPU is dead. Definitely in agreence with everyone else here. 

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2 hours ago, Jon No H said:

Okay so a little update I guess, I did some testing and the system boots with the GPU plugged into the PCIe slot but with the 8-pin PSU unplugged, the fans on the GPU run and everything, but when the actual power goes to it the whole system shorts, but this doesn’t happen with the other GPU (which is a 6-pin) this makes me think I may have just fried my 6-pin to 8-pin adapter. Should the fans still work if the GPU is fried?

of course the fan would still run i've burnt out plenty of cards i've been building desktops since 2004 last great year of pc gaming half life 2/doom3/painkiller/far cry lol i've fucted up alot of electronics doing careless shit it's done my man.I did start pc gaming in 1994 btw just prebuilts tho earlier on.

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