Forum discussion tagged with scratch.
  1. zone9

    Question Core i9-12900KF Scratched golden pad. anyway to fix it?

    Hey guys CPU: Core i9-12900KF with 2 Scratched pads. Looks to me like CFG[6] and CFG[7] pinouts. From what i understand from the pinout it seems to be two CPU DEBUG pads maybe filling in using a Nickel Conductive pen or something?
  2. C

    Question I noticed a very subtle scratch in my Monitor WM32DX9019- fixable with petroleum jelly?

    I feel the scratch slightly when putting my finger on it its about the size of my pinky nail, but of course once its seen its hard to unsee anyone had experience with cleaning a monitor with petroleum jelly- judging by this scratch do you think it will fix it? any help would be great if not i...
  3. J

    Question Picked this 13600k open box -scratched from the edges for cheap from Micro center. What are the chances for it to work? Bought it for $230 but it has visible scratches on the edge . What could have even caused it? and what are the chances for it to work? I dont have MB yet so cant test. Any help is helpful!
  4. Kalamardo xD F

    [SOLVED] I need to worry about this?

    When I disassembled my motherboard, i noticed that near cpu backplate holes, in one of those, there is a little scratch. I followed the line and its from cpu to chipset. I need to worry about that??? Photo: Thanks
  5. L

    Question Accidentaly scratched my Laptop motherboard, should I worry?

    Can this cause me issues in the future ? I was trying to remove the connector that power on the fans, and accidentally made this scratch using an anti-static tweezer , like this one: I have been using my laptop for 3 hours after the scratch and repaste and so far nothing bad happened (no...
  6. L

    [SOLVED] Is there any risk of using? cpu ivy bridge i7

    During a cleaning of the pc, the cpu of the socket moved a little, looking in detail, I detected a small scratch. I started doing tests to see if there were any errors but I did not see anything strange. is it safe to continue using? link of the cpu photos and tests
  7. J

    [SOLVED] Weird Dark/Scorch mark on Thermal paste,Cooler, CPU IHS

    View: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus MOBO: Asus B450-F Gaming II Thermal paste used then: Cryorig CP15 (Maybe Expired) (Under the 3600 writing is where the mark is) 2 weeks after upgrading i was seeing abnormal-ish temps (Abnormal-ish Temps 55-60...
  8. J

    [SOLVED] Scratched/dented motherboard Vrm capacitor by cooler ?

    Hello, when I took my cooler off I noticed that the Vrm capacitors had slight movement. And upon closer inspection there seems to be a scratch on the paint of one capacitor and seems like a dent (haven't seen it upclose yet). The rest seems fine aside from the slight movement it had when the...
  9. Platinum_Gamer

    [SOLVED] How best to fix scratched side-panel on my Be Quiet 802 ?

    My side panel had finger marks and I cleaned it with screen cleaner and a microfibre which normally does the trick for most things but surprisingly, it scratched the panel. View: Was wondering if I can fix it by using a clean microfibre cloth and Meguiars Ultimate...
  10. Iron Duke

    Question Black screen after moving SSD, did this scratch do it?

    Motherboard: ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING Existing Samsung Nvme SSD plus an old school HDD. Everything was working great for years. Got a new Intel SSD drive. Inserted it into the upper SSD slot as it was free. booted and my HDD disappeared And the Intel SSD wouldn’t show up though I could see it in...
  11. CoffeePotions

    [SOLVED] Fix Scratch on Case

    Hey tom's community, my first post here. I have an Lian o11d that has a scratch on the front panel. Can that be fixed? It's really annoying me since my case is usually on my desk. View:
  12. B

    Question Scratched Motherboard

    Yo Few days ago when cleaning PC i somehow scratched motherboard. PC is turning on, all fans are spinning and keyboard LEDs are working fine. The only issue is that there's no signal from GPU (Fans are working) It's an old AM3+ board. View:
  13. alewald

    [SOLVED] Scratched my monitor, contemplating buying a new one, am i a dumdum for even thinking about this?

    Hi there! A couple of days ago I was cleaning my mousepad and dinged my keyboard into my monitor (DELL S2721DGF), and it got a pretty small but noticeable scratch on it. DELL obviously won't replace it since it's not included in their warranty and they don't do repairs. It really bothers me that...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] Removing Scratches from PC case

    Hi! Can anyone give me tips or advise on how to remove light scratches from my pc case? They tend to be a bit annoying to look at and affect the aesthetics of the rig to look at hehe. I am not entirely sure on how I landed these scratches but the case is just fairly new just about over 2months...
  15. epodegrid

    Question New builder: Accidentally dropped a screw on motherboard

    Hey guys, I'm building my first PC with a Gigabyte Aorus B450 M. My case is very small, and I accidentally dropped a screw while installing my motherboard. I read a few posts that it's nothing to worry about as it's a minor scratch but I'm still a bit paranoid. Can someone please take a look...
  16. Melonfreco

    Question Scratched my motherboard and now GPU is causing a boot loop (pics)

    Hi all. I just put together a new build and during installation I scratched some trace marks on the motherboard right next to where the pcie slot is. Before I scratched it I had the computer up and running, but didn't put the GPU in yet. After scratching it I put the GPU in and when I turned it...
  17. 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...
  18. G

    [SOLVED] Scratched motherboard trace

    Hello guys, Yesterday I was mounting CPU cooler when accidentally scratched one of the trace which is near CPU socket, (scratched by screwdriver), Please to check attached photo, I checked the scratched area carefully (not an expert) but maybe trace (wire) copper itself is not damaged right...
  19. KevNaja

    [SOLVED] How do you remove these scratches?

    So I was trying to clean off this part of the motherboard and accidentally scratched it with my nail. Are there any solutions or products I could buy to fix this? Any suggestions would be appreciated 😊
  20. P

    Question Can motherboard scratch cause hardware to run hotter?

    Hi, so i was moving cases and one of the screws holding the mobo bit into the standoff and the standoff itself was just rotating in place not budging. Therefore i had to use some force to remove it but as luck would have it i managed to scratch the back of my board. I put it together end...
  21. xavierdx

    [SOLVED] Scratched my brand new mobo, help

    So i just got a new mobo(MSI H3100f PRO to be exact) and i kind of dropped my whole RX 580 on it full force and this is the result(sorry about the dust tho) And now it doesn't really get past post or output any video signal, what i noticed is that, strangely, everything -I/O related- works...
  22. zach____

    [SOLVED] Does this scratch on my motherboard make a difference or not?

    I scratched my motherboard a good bit when trying to unlock my graphics card from my PCIe slot, and I was wondering if this is severe or not. I've booted with another test card, as the one I was taking out was fried due to a coke accident, and from what I could tell the card was not displaying...
  23. S

    [SOLVED] I scratched my monitor, need a fix

    Hi everyone, I hope all are doing well through these unusual times. Recently, I went to sit down and have a few matches of r6. That’s when I noticed it, a cm long scratch on my monitor. I have an omen 24.5 inch 144hz led backlit panel. And the worst of it is, the scratch is rainbow. It’s...
  24. B

    Question Help Fix a Deep Mark on Monitor

    Hi all, I have just gotten a brand new gaming laptop(Lenovo Y545), and it has been amazing. Earlier today, I was attempting to get the USB cord from behind me to in front of me so that I could plug in a mouse and it turns out that when I got it from behind me, I accidentally swung with such...
  25. E

    [SOLVED] What is the reason of these sctraches and scuff on my brand new macbook pro 2019

    I have noticed these 2 defects like scratch or dent after unboxing brand new macbook pro 2019 and i want to ask: is it possible that these damages happened because of someone dropped this laptop during packaging or are they simple damages occured during aliminum chassis shaping/formalizing?
  26. Help_seeker_1

    Question I scratched on back of my MSI Z270 PRO A Motherboard

    Hello there, I scratched today my motherboard MSI Z270 PRO A while installing it to the chassis. I am looking for some support on how to fix it. the scratch is obviously located on the back of the board. it affected 5 traces which are just next to the power connector. I can't start the PC...
  27. weztmarch

    Question Scratched my new motherboard, what should I do?

    This is my second Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi from Amazon. The first one had a few bent fan headers, so I exchanged it. This time around I managed to damage it all by myself while installing a defective ("refurbished" by authorized partner on eBay) ASUS RTX 2080 graphics card. I didn't realize...
  28. B

    [SOLVED] Scratch Disk Speed

    Hello, How fast should scratch disks be for Premiere Pro, 3D software and Photoshop? Is any SSD sufficient, or are there any recommended minimum read/write speeds? OS and project files are on 970 EVO drives (so, pretty fast) and have 32 GB RAM. Thanks!
  29. S

    MSI GTX 1070 fire

    Hi, Yesterday while playing destiny 2 my computer randomly shut off and would not reboot. I left it off power for a few min and checked connections and then attempted to start it with the side panel off and I heard, smelt, and saw a small flame shoot out from under the heat sink on the card. I...
  30. A

    My ASUS laptop screen flickers

    My asus laptop's screen flickers when the battery level reaches close to 60%. But there is no problem when used on power supply.
  31. D

    Slow internet using Wifi on desktop

    The internet on my desktop using the WiFi is very slow. It works perfectly fine using an Ethernet cable, and the internet is fine on my other devices (laptop, other desktop, Ps4, phone, etc). I have ran a speed test on all my devices and the speed I am getting on my desktop is 0.5 mps to 3.0...
  32. A

    Is that okay to use "Lagacy" mode instead of "Uefi" ?

    Hello, For some reasons, I had to reinstall windows which I have done this time in Lagacy mode. I heard in some places that UEFI is successor of the normal Lagacy bios. So as I explained, I've already installed windows 10 after setting Lagacy mode, is there any need to change to UEFI? It's...
  33. G

    Noctua NH-U12P SE2

    can this cooler fit the 1151 socket for skylake i have found a used unit on craigslist anything i should be aware of
  34. G

    2.1GHZ, 12 cores-Any good for gaming?

    Could I use a AMD Opteron 6172 processor (12 core, 2.1GHZ) for gaming? Or would the low clockspeed destroy the frames per second?
  35. V

    Computer does not output video after BIOS update

    So I've had my computer for a while with Windows 8 (Not the originally installed OS), but I decided to format it and reinstall Windows 7 because, well, you know. After that I was unable to install it, so I updated the BIOS since the computer came with, and was probably meant for, Windows 7. Now...
  36. S

    need help looking at what would be the best graphics cards for my motherboard.

    I got my computer as a birthday present and I mainly use it to play games, I don't mind played with lower settings to get a decent fps however playing things like gta are almost impossible with bugs and breakages so often. This is most likely down to the fact I have an apu and no gpu. However I...
  37. J

    Budget gaming pc build help

    I am currently thinking of building a budget gaming pc with these parts: It would be really helpful if I could hear what you think and how to improve. How would this pc run games such as skyrim and battlefield.
  38. Noam Schroeff

    Hosting Virtual Machines trough a control panel?

    Hi, I want to host multiple virtual machines on my server I am planning to use a clean install of debian (64bit) (NO gui) The main problem is that I want a webpanel To support my vm’s on. I recently saw a picture from openvz That had a control panel to support vm’s and see specs on (from...
  39. L

    Looking for a Wifi wireless board

    Hi I'm looking for a wifi wireless board for my Toshuba Satellite L755-1GH to replace the one that came originally with the laptop (Qualcomm Atheros 9002WB-1NG, which by the way, is a completely scum)! Can you please indicate a model that has Intel Wi-Di? Best Regards