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2021/11/28 07:51:34 (permalink)
Hello, So I had 3 FTW 3090 Sprayed with water from a broken pipe. Pretty much wondering if there are any options to have them fixed or should I just use them to hold down my tarp for my pile of leaves. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Flint 1760
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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/11/28 08:17:38 (permalink)
    The EVGA warranty does not cover water damage at all.  Your home owners or rental insurance might.
     
    Was the GPU and your system running at the time?
     
    If not, you can take them apart and dry them.  You'll have to redo the TIM and probably the pads.  They have to be absolutely dry so it may take three to four days in a dry/low humidity environment.  If you don't want to disassemble the cards, not advised, do the same as above and extend your drying time a lot.
     
     


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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/11/28 08:26:11 (permalink)
    If you wait days for it to dry, that's also days of allowing it to rust or corrode. If you can accelerate the drying time by taking it apart and bathing/agitating/rinsing it in high purity alcohol, the chances of it surviving increase. Otherwise, all the liquid trapped under BGA chips (like the GPU core and memory) and any other small components, are likely to corrode and repair can be essentially unfeasible.
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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/11/28 13:21:46 (permalink)
    As the others have said, if the card was not running when water spilled on it the card is probably fine. You can fully submerge and bathe video cards and motherboards and they will be 100% fine as long as you dry them out thoroughly before powering them on. Just be sure they are completely dry and as they said, I would highly advise taking it apart down to the bare PCB and making sure it's dry. A hair dryer set to medium heat would also help evaporate any residual water droplets under memory ICs and other SMDs. 

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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/11/28 20:08:43 (permalink)
    Flint 1760
    The EVGA warranty does not cover water damage at all.  Your home owners or rental insurance might.
     
    Was the GPU and your system running at the time?
     
    If not, you can take them apart and dry them.  You'll have to redo the TIM and probably the pads.  They have to be absolutely dry so it may take three to four days in a dry/low humidity environment.  If you don't want to disassemble the cards, not advised, do the same as above and extend your drying time a lot.
     
     


    I kinda figured they wouldn't cover it just curious if they had a repair service or something. I don't know too much about TIM and Pads. was kind of hoping there was a place that does that kind of work. Yes unfortunately they were running, I had triplets and a buddy built a mining rig with 3 of those cards and 3 Founders edition for each kid for when they get older and they all got destroyed it seems.
    ty_ger07
    If you wait days for it to dry, that's also days of allowing it to rust or corrode. If you can accelerate the drying time by taking it apart and bathing/agitating/rinsing it in high purity alcohol, the chances of it surviving increase. Otherwise, all the liquid trapped under BGA chips (like the GPU core and memory) and any other small components, are likely to corrode and repair can be essentially unfeasible.

    yeah thanks for the help looks like these guys are no good. Oh well.... So is life....



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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/11/29 09:43:04 (permalink)
    I used to work with company making PC board.  The last stage of  MFG the boards was to wash in distilled water.  I also had a electronic telephone switch for 600+ users and it was flooded from broken ceiling pipe.  I had my techs to dry all the boards of the switch with dry nitrogen.  We plugged the boards back in, then turned the switch back on; switch work with no further problems. iMHO it would be worth a try to use canned air to dry your board and see if it works.  
     

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    Re: 3090 FTW Damaged? 2021/12/04 19:05:57 (permalink)
    ok I will give it a shot, definitely one of the FE is shot, parts are melted on it after looking at it. I will try the other ones. Thanks
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