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Old 08-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently bought a pc on ebay and when it arrived. the heatsink off the cpu came off and it left some of the thermal compound on the back of the video card. at firist, i didnt notice the thermal compound and tried to boot it. didnt get any error beep, but the video just show a white screen then other color with verical lines runing thorugh them. when i relize that there was compound on the video card, i tried cleaning it with 91% isopropyl alcohol, but its still showing the same error. im guess theres a small amount left where the chip is attached to the board. well else can i do?
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You use a coffee filter as a wipe and use that alcohol substance you have there. Wipe all of it off, but don't let it touch the edge.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, i tried cleaning it already, the problem is that i think theres some residue left of the compound in areas i cant reach. like where the black chip is attached to the board of the video card.
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Black chip? You mean the memory? Is it working properly, or do you have some problems?
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