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maybe GTX970's then and looks more like the Area 51 than the X51 R4
there are 8 and 6 pins in the picture, whereas 970 's have 2 6-es :p
I would think these are either 780's or 980 ti's
 
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there are 8 and 6 pins in the picture, whereas 970 's have 2 6-es :p
I would think these are either 780's or 980 ti's
My MSI GTX 970 Gaming had an 8 pin and a 6 pin.


 
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Should report all to the c.p. Computer Police
 
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probably older than 4, as 1080's have backplates, and angular coolers
Yea those are reference 980 or 980Ti's on an X99 board
 
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That's definitely what I call hardware abuse... Not in the nice way of things either.... :( :(
 
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Damn that poor CPU and socket look like they were burning
 
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Damn that poor CPU and socket look like they were burning
CPU fan failure plus a insulating coat of dust could be responsible? It looks as though where the die would of been located was toasty.

Did they try to hammer the CPU into the socket:fear:?
The plastic retention frame was burned by whatever happened.
 
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What about this one, found in internet
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Holy crap! Those corroded pins laying on the socket... Messed up! I've only seen this once before...
The plastic retention frame was burned by whatever happened.
...chemical corrosion. That plastic isn't melted by fire, it's dissolved. Otherwise there would be scorch marks all over the rest of the socket and board.
 
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No, I can speak from experience; that's what happens when the fan fails, and the CPU unsolders itself.

Eventually it sags enough that the pins short, and it dumps all that power everywhere, lol.


I saw this in a dataaq machine that stopped working when someone dropped a coffee cup on top of it (The cover was closed, open rackmount) while it was running.

Apparently, the solder was molten, and the impact shorted everything, and it exploded.

Fire shot out of the power supply; smoke, fire, it was really cool. :)

The coffee cup was empty,and landed on a closed topcover, BTW.

Most of the pins were still in the socket; the HS, CPU, and most of the plastic socket mount were laying to the side.

Most of the caps blew.

The solder that holds those pins on it high temp solder; it melts at like 450C. :D

THe CPU can still be working; I had data from 10 seconds before that, on the HD, and it saved a group every 30 seconds.
 
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This one continues to puzzle me and I've worked on two configurations like this in the last few years. I suppose if you had a power plug with an L bend it would work just fine.
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This one continues to puzzle me and I've worked on two configurations like this in the last few years. I suppose if you had a power plug with an L bend it would work just fine.
Had a similar situation with some bizzare LogicPower SFF chassis. It had an AC extension routed through the case, and on the PSU side it had a very strange short L-plug(regular ones didn't fit by ~15mm or so). Made my own extension cable by cutting an AC cord and forming an L-shaped plug out of 2-component epoxy... Unfortunately I have no pics of this madness, but it was ugly AF. Did 2 more cases by hotwiring an AC cord to the inside of the PSU, cause I couldn't handle any more "arts and crafts".
 
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I'm assuming that it is intended that all the cables will be coming up through the floor, so this design makes a lot of sense
 
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Sooo, my two princesses got hold of the wireless keyboard (a Dell KM636) and they have roughed up its feathers. More like ravaged the thing. Damage report: pen, pencil, marker on the top. Down below sticky stuff around the keys and they return slowwwwly (some of them don't return at all). Deploying counter-actions: I'm thinking of getting out all keys and dipping them into water+bleach ( what @Bones did with fans in of his youtube videos). Any other ideas? (All suggested will be used in the weekend).

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Isopropyl alcohol should do the job
 
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Sooo, my two princesses got hold of the wireless keyboard (a Dell KM636) and they have roughed up its feathers. More like ravaged the thing. Damage report: pen, pencil, marker on the top. Down below sticky stuff around the keys and they return slowwwwly (some of them don't return at all). Deploying counter-actions: I'm thinking of getting out all keys and dipping them into water+bleach ( what @Bones did with fans in of his youtube videos). Any other ideas? (All suggested will be used in the weekend).

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That wasn't water/bleach, it was a Clorox brand cleaner with bleach in it. Too bad I coudn't show what it actually was due to Youtube rules or I would have but did say the name of it in the vid.
If you can find the same stuff or it's equivalent it should do the job. Just make sure once done you immediately rinse those thoroughly and allow to dry for at least a few days, would help to take a heatgun/hairdryer and get it warm to help with the drying process.
Use a 4 to1 mix (1 part cleaner to 4 parts water). If the mix needs to be you can mix it stronger but don't make it too strong, the cleaner will attack the copper if any is present and that's why it must be rinsed immediately after dunking.

I placed those fans in front of a fan overnight and hit those with WD40 to force any remaining moisture out, then lubed with 3N1 for the final step. After letting the fans sit upside down overnight to let any excess oil drain from the motors I simply wiped them down and tested.
 
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Those a re membrane keyboards; I wouldn't use solvent. It makes the flexi membrane into jello.

You need to disassemble them, and wash the membrane carefully.

Wash the keycaps and housing, then reassembly.

Personally, I'd say forkit, and get a new wireless keyboard; they're $20 or less.

I go thru those a lot.
 
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Did they put 1.21 jigga watts through it or something?? Jesus.......
 
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I've got to say, I've never seen one go like that. :)

The caps are burnt, the processor is burnt, the mobo is burnt; that looks like the power supply dumped 110 into it, with a 60A fuse, lol.

I've seen a 500V 100A power supply blow a board up, and it didn't look that bad; it just blew the copper off, lol.

You win! :)
 
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