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July 19, 2012, 07:54:22 AM
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Okay so I had a 6990 that was not showing up, it happens.

I go and change the extender cuz extenders go bad often. Turn it back on, sparks and flames!

2 inch of flame, computer goes dead. Try it again, Same....   

Thank goodness for warranties.


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July 19, 2012, 08:23:33 AM
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Sorry to hear that...................but no pics?Huh?

JK,hope no other damage was done  Wink

Bad extender or just the vid card Huh

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July 19, 2012, 08:35:52 AM
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Show us a picture of the burnt PCB, and we may be able to tell you what caused the fire base on the source of ignition.
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July 19, 2012, 03:35:28 PM
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Sounds like an electrical short of some sort. Extender might be possible if it shorted multiple PCI-E lanes. You should be able to visually spot that kind of issue if you inspect the extender carefully. Otherwise I'd suspect moisture damage unless you were overvolting or it was regularly run very hot.
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July 19, 2012, 03:39:58 PM
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Flames mean a sealed component bursting, if you are dead set on playing with it I'd be doing it on a system I could afford to lose.
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July 19, 2012, 03:56:48 PM
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BTW, this is an example of where the "let out the magic smoke" joke came from in regards to dead computers and their components. Way back in the 80s and 90s the electrical components were more massive used more material so you could actually get some smoke spewing off shorted equipment.
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July 19, 2012, 10:39:16 PM
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2 inch of flame, computer goes dead. Try it again, Same....   

I think you should try a third time at least!

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July 20, 2012, 12:14:19 AM
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pictures!!

2 inch of flame, computer goes dead. Try it again, Same....   

I think you should try a third time at least!


I totally agree.  If your computer bursts into flames, a reboot should solve it.

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July 20, 2012, 03:44:04 AM
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July 20, 2012, 10:22:04 AM
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i havent had an incident like that since around 2004 or 2005

ahh the acrid black smoke billowing out of the psu

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July 20, 2012, 10:23:15 AM
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oh, and, yeah, it didn't work when i tried it a few hours later.

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July 20, 2012, 10:35:52 AM
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pictures!!

2 inch of flame, computer goes dead. Try it again, Same....   

I think you should try a third time at least!


I totally agree.  If your computer bursts into flames, a reboot should solve it.

I did try it 3 times.. only flames the first two :/

Just like he said, the reboot solved the flame problem Roll Eyes

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July 20, 2012, 02:51:13 PM
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I just had a 5870 fan fail and it got hot enough to melt a capacitor and some stuff off, and was still mining.

Didn't survive rebooting Sad
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July 20, 2012, 11:29:52 PM
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0.2 BTC if you post a picture of the charred hull  Cheesy

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July 20, 2012, 11:46:04 PM
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I just had a 5870 fan fail and it got hot enough to melt a capacitor and some stuff off, and was still mining.

Didn't survive rebooting Sad

haha

i had a 5970 fan 'malfunction' and the card was mining at like 50mhash (1st gpu), 100mhash (2nd gpu).  it hadn't completely failed, it was still spinning at 800rpm, which i guess might have saved me from total meltdown.  the GPU temps were 105oC, 100oC... 

i don't even go into that room some days, good thing I was checking the miner stats I guess.  noticed some funky 'invalid' shares appearing from that GPU haha
 

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July 20, 2012, 11:51:46 PM
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You're not the only one  Sad

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July 20, 2012, 11:54:06 PM
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pictures!!

2 inch of flame, computer goes dead. Try it again, Same....    

I think you should try a third time at least!


I totally agree.  If your computer bursts into flames, a reboot should solve it.

+1000. Just reset it. The charred bits will buff out.
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July 21, 2012, 12:56:43 PM
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Ouch... That sucks.....
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