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Dropped PC on Ground

Last response: in Systems
March 15, 2014 11:46:46 AM


I'm really worried that I broke something in my PC

I dropped my desktop from about 3 feet to hard wood floor. There is a huge dent in the corner of my case but the components seemed fine. I turned it on and everything works.

Is there anything else I should do to make sure nothing else happens because of this drop?

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March 15, 2014 11:55:46 AM

It works or it doesnt

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March 15, 2014 12:00:54 PM

Most things are secured pretty good in a PC case here are some things I would double check.

1. CPU heatsink - Make sure it still securely fastened. Rock it gently, making sure non of the 4 corners give. This may vary depending on the cooler you PC uses.

2. Hard Disk Drives - Most hard drives are protected against shock especially while off. Hopefully your HDD support S.M.A.R.T. The article I'll link will show you how to check SMART status to make sure you HDD are ok.

3. GPU - If you have an add in GPU, especially one that is not screwed to the case give it a gentle push toward the mobo to make sure it's still in.