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Old October 30, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Default esd damage on my video card?

can anyone tell me the symptoms?
i accidentally touched my video card while cleaning my pc.
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Old October 30, 2009, 06:58 PM
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dude in all my days. has anyone here seen esd. did you get a shock?
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Old October 30, 2009, 07:12 PM
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nope, but i read somewhere that you cant even feel it?right?
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Old October 30, 2009, 07:26 PM
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you sure hell will hear the snap of the spark if was static discharaged..... most likly you jarred to card out of shocket

always after moving a case..... check that all cards are seated good
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Old October 30, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Seriously, these are myth. To be true the shock have to be a bit big so you can feel it. these day component are made good enough ( if you have good component ) to resist to esd. It can happen but it's like to have a DOA CPU, rare...really rare, kind of thing you see 1 time in a life.

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The shock does NOT have to be enough to feel (or hear) it. I believe you can kill something with static with 1/3 of the discharge needed to feel it. You could have just done something wrong installing it. Is the fan spinning? Is anything beeping/flashing?
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no flashing and beeping so far though and yes its still spinning.. but does esd damage symptoms immediately be felt right away?
sorry guys im just paranoid because it a gtx 295 coop which is freaking expensive..
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Old October 30, 2009, 08:00 PM
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if fan is spinning but no video a lot of the time your power supply is not giving enough power on the 12v rail so no picture this is just a guess. becasue your not telling us what the problem are so far?
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Could also be a monitor, cable, mobo, cpu... anything problem.
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