Damage

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  1. [SOLVED] Laptop battery possible damage question

    Hello all, I just ordered a replacement battery for my laptop. It's a BI03XL rechargeable battery and the side of it looks cracked along the edge. It looks like it's just the label but I don't know batteries & want to make sure that it's safe to install & won't cause any damage or hazards. Thank...
  2. Question Corsair TX550M Gold - how dangerous is this

    Hey there, bought TX550M Gold last year. Worked like a champ until the last 3-4 weeks i noticed the 12V had degraded down so bad. Today, GPU made a reset and incidentally I had hwmonitor open and saw that the 12V went down as low as 11.3. I roughly moved the big cable at the PSU end and it went...
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    Question Did my power board damage my PSU?

    I was just rearranging some stuff in my room, including my computer. Once I was done, I plugged the power cable for my PC back into my power board. There was some static noises while I was trying to plug it in, and I kinda felt the static throughout my body, but I managed to plug it. I turned...
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    Question Touched graphics card while on. Could I have caused static electricity damage?

    Hello. I’d been having issues with fan noise on my graphics card (RTX 3070, Alienware R10). The other day I opened up the PC case while it’s running so I can pinpoint the noise, & was back and forth trying to figure things out. Then I came over and applied some pressure to the bottom fan and...
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    Question Western Digital WD50EZRZ 5TB fell to the floor, and...

    As one might expect, the worst result. Jamming noise, and therefore I opened the flap. I managed to get the heads moving by carefully spinning the platters, and installed the cover back on. Tightened the screws to similar torque, and plugged it in. The HDD spun and immediately Windows recognized...
  6. jibodig

    Question Cpu damaged ?

    Hello So I was running a system with a msi h110m pro vd plus motherboard inside it with a pentium g4560. I bought an i5 9600k and forgot to check that my motherboard was compatable. both cpu's run the same socket lga1151 so it fit in the socket. I then tried to start the computer but it...
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    [SOLVED] Piece of metal on the PCB of my NVME came off

    Hi, I recieved 2 NVME drives from a friend, when I came to install them I realised that I was missing some stand off screws so I ordered some from online. The screw heads on these screws seemed quite big however they fit although when installing one drive the screw head knocked one of the metal...
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    Question Did I fry my mobo?

    Hello. I wrongly connected 2x CPU 4 pin atx to Dell proprietory 8 pin mobo power socket. After that, only fans are spinning, no display and no response from the pc. Belatedly, I know I should have used 24 to 8 pin adaptor. What damage could that have caused?
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    Question [Opinions] New i9-10850k Got Really Hot (maxed out)

    Hey guys I have a quick question about a screw up I had the other day. I'm not a very experienced builder ( 3 including this, last in 2013). On a whim I decided to put together a new PC because microcenter has good prices on CPU's right now. I wasn't planning to do any serious overclocking so...
  10. Question Red small line in my laptop monitor

    Red small line in my laptop monitor, same blue in right top corner. Sometimes it goes, sometimes it comes. What is the reason it goes away if i switch laptop off for a while, but comes back after sometime. even if it comes back, it disappears if i open a white background, green background or...
  11. Question GT1030 started to show purple lines

    Hello everyone! I hope someone could at least tell me what's going on :( I was just normally on twitch when suddenly ocurred a Power Outage, for some minutes. After my PC boot, started to show Vertical Purple Lines all over the screen. If I uninstall the drives the lines dissapear, if I...
  12. Question Capacitor looks damaged

    Hello everyone, I just received a motherboard, it should be brand new but because the box looked old, unsealed and a slight tear in the anti-static bag, i did some close inspection. I found one of the capacitors to look damaged. Would this be an issue in the long run? I'm not sure if it works...
  13. AmPro120

    Question I am a bit concerned about ESD because mobo touched my bed

    Well I just got my mobo... and I had no idea about ESD because im a noob and i layed it on my bed for a few minutes to look at it. Does anyone think I fried it ?
  14. ThatGuy1929

    Question What would cause a red error window?

    I've been trying to replicate an error that I came across about 2 years ago. Me being the dummy I am never took a screenshot or even a picture from my phone. I had connected my laptop to a rather large flat screen television with an hdmi cable. Nothing happened at first so I did it again about a...
  15. Zeyon

    Question Just pilled like a mouthful of gatorade on my pc and it shut off

    Hi as u can see from the title, ues im careless i know please im. ot the most affluent or anything and it hapenned like 20 mons ago and im freaking out what do i do i turned it upside down and let it drain out and im leaving it theree now tp dry tomorrow im going to clean the motherboard which...
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    [SOLVED] Would my motherboard be damaged?

    (This is the monitor I have btw https://www.amazon.com/LG-27GL83A-B-Ultragear-Compatible-Monitor/dp/B07YGZL8XF/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=lg+monitor+144hz&qid=1617722643&sr=8-6) For some reason after I removed a few cables from the monitor since they were malfunctioning, my hz dropped from...
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    [SOLVED] Have i lowered/damaged my cpu

    Hello, i built my pc 2 days ago, yesterday i ran a cinebench multicore test, since by default ryzen fans do not work over 50% (i think) , my cpu temp has gotten to 102.5 degrees celsius, the temp was above 100c for about idk 6-7-8 secs probably, i measured the temps with ryzen master. My...
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    Question Damaged PCIe 8-Pin - Hazard?

    I recently acquired an RTX 3080. However, it arrived with a damaged PCIe power connector - one of the pins inside the connector was damaged. Specifically, the top-right pin on one of the connectors. While I successfully inserted the 8-pin, this ended up embedding the connector deeper inside the...
  19. Kungpow

    [SOLVED] ASUS Crosshair V Formula Motherboard (Dead?)

    I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Motherboard AM3+ and it is not posting or giving me any beep codes. The dram light is on. I know most of the components for the system work. FX 6300 (Confirmed worked in a different build) ASUS Crosshair V Formula Motherboard AM3+ (MAIN ISSUE) 1 stick of 4GB...
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    [SOLVED] Not sure if I damaged my GPU PCIe pins.

    Hello, I have recently bought a 3080 and I am getting lower performance then other people with same or even lower specs then mine. When I went to install my GPU (first time doing that) in the first attempt I could have scratched the GPU pins with my M.2 cooler but I am not sure. After testing...
  21. Moth254KF

    [SOLVED] I think my ethernet cable is broken

    I connect th ethernet cable, blinks orange wich means is recieven data but my pc does not recognized. I try to plug the same cable to my xbox but it didn't work either. Is the system is failing or the answer is obvius?
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    [SOLVED] Question about unplugging a gsync monitor from power while it is in standby mode

    Is it safe to unplug the power cord from a gsync monitor while it is in standby mode (rather than fully off)? Irl scenario is I have my monitor (and pc) plugged into a UPS. Our neighborhood has a couple of rolling black outs in which we lost power for a short while. Every time one happened my...
  23. JustSpod

    Question Computer stuck restarting repeatedly, no beeps, nothing on monitor

    So basically a while ago, there was an incident involving a printer and my computer in which the printer was connected to my computer through a USB slot on the motherboard i/o. I went to plug in the printer to power it on, and a spark came when I brought the plug near the outlet. This killed the...
  24. [SOLVED] Accidentally sprayed alcohol on my CPU pins

    So I was trying to clean off the thermal compound from the CPU with a 96% alcohol when I accidentally sprayed the pins. The pins have turned darker in color (I've let it dry for about an hour) but am not seeing any noticeable difference. I was thinking of testing it out by I read an article...
  25. JustSpod

    [SOLVED] Can I safely reuse potentially damaged parts?

    My computer went through an unfortunate incident where I had a printer connected to a usb port on the motherboard, and when I went to plug the printer into a wall outlet, a spark came between the printer plug and the outlet. This killed the printer and left my computer in a state where it would...
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    [SOLVED] Brand new I7-10700K just came in the mail. Appears to have scratches/blemishes around the edges. Will this be a problem???

    Imgur Post - Imgur View: https://m.imgur.com/a/aQiAb4F Just as title says. There are some blemishes or scratches in the CPU plate. I've tried seeing they come off with a little alcohol, but they do not. What do you think? Should I request a return? Or are these going to be superficial...
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    Question Possibly damaged RTX 2080Ti with overclock. Please help!

    I OC'd my RTX 2080Ti, with a modest +150 on the core clock. It appeared stable in stress tests, benchmarks, and other games, but it crashed Borderlands 3 with a DirectX error after some playtime. It should be noted that I crashed with the same error multiple times before applying an overclock...
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    [SOLVED] Do either of these RAM sticks in the photos look bent or damaged to you?

    Built my girlfriend a computer just under a year ago and it has been working smoothly since then. However yesterday it randomly started refusing to boot. The fans turn on but there is only a blank screen. Guided my girlfriend through all lot of steps of adding and removing hardware components...
  29. Abracus

    [SOLVED] Will keeping an HDD on top of my PSU damage it?

    So, I'm getting a new HDD and there's no more slots left. I can't remove the other HDD's either. So, if I attach it on my PSU with Double Sided tape, is there a chance that my HDD will get damaged? I'm kinda dumb so yeah please don't hate :tearsofjoy:
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    Question Thermaltake PSU Borked

    A few days ago, I completed a new build with the following components: i5-9400f MSI Ventus XS 6G RTX 2060 MSI z390-A Pro LGA 1151 (300 Series) Thermaltake Smart Series 600w The computer was running well, and I was using it to play CS:GO earlier today. Nothing unusual. Suddenly, I saw smoke...
  31. GeorgeTsolo01

    [SOLVED] Did I fry my motherboard?

    Hello everyone, So I built a new PC and have had some issues with it. My biggest issue I had and this was all my fault and not the cheap PSU (That i regret buying). So the PSU had a red switch on the back of it so that i could change the voltage from 115 to 240. Now i had it all connected on...
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    Question Cause of motherboard damage?

    I built a new PC earlier this month and it was working great, however, a few days ago I tried plugging earbuds into the headphone jack (which I've done before no problem) and felt a shock. A notification said something about "a USB device wasn't recognized properly" and I saw a small orange glow...
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    Question PC power cable was pulled from the wall while it was on. Any possible hardware damage?

    I accidentally pulled the computer's power cord from the wall while the computer was on. Luckily no data was being written to the system's SSDs when this happened. But can this cause any damage to the computer's internal components? So far the machine has been running flawlessly after that...
  34. Giovalb

    Question I need HELP!!!

    Last Week when i was removing my shoes i accidentally touched my pc and got esd on the back metal panel of the case. As soon as I got the zap the radiator fans went to maximum speed and the cooler died. The pump in not working cos I can't hear the liquid moving. What should I do??? I am so...
  35. LeoLiu

    [SOLVED] can a graphics card be damaged by leaving it in the cold?

    If a Graphics card was left outside in the cold weather where it is below zero for hours, will there be a change the card might get damaged? for example, shipping box left at the front door.
  36. drwal88

    [SOLVED] Did Red Dead Redemption 2 destroy my GPU?

    Hi, I have an old (5-year-old) R9 280x. I started playing RDR2 - the perfomance wasn't too good but I still wanted to try (thinking of buying a new GPU). And suddenly the game froze and I there were some weird lines on the screen. So I restared my computer, stared playing again and the same...
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    [SOLVED] can you damage a GPU by having a loose power (8/6-pin) connector?

    So I recently installed a new GPU (2080ti, 'MSI GAMING TRI' edition), which requires two 8-pin power connectors and one 6-pin power connector. Been running it for about a week with no issues. But just earlier tonight, right after booting up computer and getting to desktop, my image went out...
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    Question 2 PSU's for one mother board

    I have a foxconn motherboard with a AMD Phenom II x6 1055t Processor,GTX 750ti,8gb ram. I have two power supplies connected to it because the motherboard requires a 8pin,and both my psu's have 4 pin connectors. So for a temporary purpose i have connected both the 4 pin connectors into the 8...
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    Question Motherboard BIOSTAR B450mh caught fire pls help.

    Hello, system specs: Motherboard: Biostar B450mh ver. 6 CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x GPU: GTX 1660 Zotac gaming RAM: DDR4: 2x8 gb, 2400 mhz PSU: 600W Falcon FLC - 600L The pc have been running for 2 months now without any problem. Suddenly yesterday in the middle of a fortnite game the screen turned...
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    Question Did I damage my gpu?

    So the thing is I just bought my first good gpu, MSI ARMOR RX 570 8GB OC edition. My old one was Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3. So i took out the old one and kept it ready to buy the new gpu. In the shop I realised that my psu wasn't powerful enough and it also didnt have a 8-pin connector, which the...