Damage

Forum discussion tagged with Damage.
  1. velocci

    Question shipping a HDD

    Hi all, this may be a silly question. Would you trust having a hardrive shipped to you? would you be worried that the box was thrown around and risk damaging the HDD by the time it gets to you? or do you insist on buying it from the store in person?
  2. J

    Question How to prevent a monitor from turning on

    Hello! First time poster so sorry if I break something. I had some accidental damage to a Samsung CHG9 Series C49HG90HMN Ultrawide Monitor that is under Geeksquad Protection, which however does not cover that kind of damage. Does anyone know a way to just prevent the monitor from turning on so I...
  3. F

    Question CPU fan was unplugged for months...

    So I was having an issue where my PC would just randomly crash across a variety of "normal use" situations (Browsing Chrome, watching movies with VLC, using file explorer). Sometimes it would hang for ages before crashing, sometimes it would just switch off. Event viewer also logged it as a...
  4. J

    Question Components Damaged Due to CPU Overheating?

    Recently, I have been having odd issues on my computer. Occasionally (maybe 40% of the time) when I start it up from being fully shut down, the right audio channel is completely silent (I have tested different speakers, so it's something with the system). If I restart the machine, it remains...
  5. T

    Question Did I damage my RTX 3060 Ti? :(

    In the afterburner program, I mistakenly set the fan speed to a constant 50% of max RPM. I played maybe 2 - 3 hours, didn't monitor the temperatures, the next day I found the card heats up to 91C. I immediately checked the settings and went back to the defaults. I have the card for two days, I'm...
  6. E

    Question Can high humidity levels damage hardware ?

    Dear all I have sometimes used my laptop and USB drives in maybe humid conditions. 1. What would be considered a harmful level of humidity, for a laptop and/or USB drive? If a laptop or USB drive is exposed to a harmful level of humidity: 2. How long exposure is required, for hardware damage...
  7. S

    How much damage have I caused?

    I bought the Legion 7 6th gen last November. There have been many times where I'd leave it plugged in for hours at a time with a high performance game running in the background. Fans would be on high with hardly any air intake with temps in the 90s C due to me stupidly leaving the laptop on my...
  8. N

    Question NVME SSD - pc not booting

    Hey! I am trying to boot from my intel 660p M.2 NVME but when I install it into my motherboard, BIOS doesn't launch. When I boot without it installed, BIOS works fine, until I insert it again, which then freezes BIOS. This SSD has windows 10 installed and worked in my previous PC, which I...
  9. N

    Question Can I fry any components?

    I haven’t diagnosed the problem yet I just bought a bunch of new parts. Although, my new motherboard, cpu, and psu won’t boot up with my old gpu, but my new gpu boots up. my questions If I want to test my old gpu in the new motherboard, are there any risks to damage to the new motherboard, if...
  10. S

    Question AM4 socket possibly damaged?

    So I was swapping my CPU the other night and even though I used the twist and rock method my cpu came out with my cooler but only on one side. I then decided to just pull it off which in hindsight may have been not the best move. I got it out though and I didn't see any bent pins on the cpu I...
  11. B

    [SOLVED] Can my system damage my graphics card?

    I've just got my hands on an RTX 3080Ti, however I've only got a 750W Corsair RM750x. Judging from the TDP of my CPU and new GPU, there isn't really a way for my system to go over 750W as far as I would know. If my system were to crash due to power limits, could this damage the card? Also, can...
  12. [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...
  13. [SOLVED] 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...
  14. D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  15. C

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. H

    [SOLVED] 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...
  17. jibodig

    [SOLVED] 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...
  18. B

    [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...
  19. J

    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?
  20. T

    [SOLVED] [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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. [SOLVED] 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...
  24. AmPro120

    [SOLVED] 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 ?
  25. ThatGuy1929

    [SOLVED] 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...
  26. 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...
  27. D

    [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...
  28. T

    [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...
  29. M

    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...
  30. 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...
  31. F

    [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...
  32. 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?
  33. A

    [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...
  34. 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...
  35. [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...
  36. 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...
  37. S

    [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...
  38. E

    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...
  39. A

    [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...
  40. 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: