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Is my graphics card ruined? If not how can I fix this?

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  1. Kropenhanger

    Kropenhanger Thread Starter

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    I have a problem with my computer. About 4 years ago I build myself a decent gaming computer and it had been working very great. Today I wanted to “de-dust” my computer and generally remove dust from everywhere inside of it. When I went to turn on the computer again, it’s stuck after the “starting windows” screen. I guess there is something wrong with my graphics card, since these blue stripes appears as well. I just wanted your confirmation.

    Best regards Rasmus from Denmark.
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    How did you achieve this task? Have you tried reseating the graphics card? Does the motherboard have onboard graphics? If so, could you try removing the graphics card, using onboard, and then seeing if it will boot properly?
     
  3. Kropenhanger

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    I tried that yes... nothing has worked so far
     
  4. lochlomonder

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    Tried what, specifically? All the options I recommend? In addition, how did you "dedust" the PC?
     
  5. Kropenhanger

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    I'm sorry if I'm being a bit imprecise, my English is not perfect since I'm from Denmark. I tried all the options that you recommended, this including reseating the graphics card and booting with another graphics card. None of these suggestions solved my problem.
    When i "dedusted" my computer I used an air spray on the hardware itself and a cloth on the free metal parts of the interior of the case.
    I hope this makes a bit more sense.

    Rasmus
     
  6. lochlomonder

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    Thank you for bearing with me, and I'm glad you can help with the explanation. Trust me: your English is far superior to my Danish!

    I'm not saying it's a definitive answer, but there's the possibility you caused an electrostatic discharge by using a cloth inside the case. Another possibility is you've dislodged one or more cables, so I'd recommend you re-check them and ensure they're all connected properly.
     
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    Maybe that's what happened. As you can see in my other thread I'm buying a new computer tomorrow so I'm not that devastated tbh. Just too bad seeing my lovely r9 280x die like that I guess. Thanks again for your help.
     
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    You're welcome and good luck with the new build (y)
     
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