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Computer boots up but no display, Help!!

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January 9, 2010 4:06:42 PM

Hello, so I was using my computer las night and my screen turned all white my computer froze. I shut it off and turned it back on and the monitor will not turn on. I opened the case up to see if I could see any loose cables or something. Then I seen some purple-pinkish stuff that was located above my pci-e slot that melted into my pci slot. I pulled the card out and the gold strip that plugs into the slot was covered in it. I cleaned it off and tried turning my computer back on but still nothing. The gunk is all inside the slot and Im unable to get it out, I doubt the gold on the card is making good contact with the slot. Im not sure if this could be the problem or something else. I know the computer is booting up still I can hear the windows tune when its loaded but no display.

So do you guys think my motherboard went bad? Maybe video card? Im not sure where to start on this, both MB and video card are made from MSI. Im going try to find out what melted in there. Any input will help me alot, thanks for your time.

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a c 1316 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 4:13:37 PM

It looks like your GPU or mobo blew a capacitor and the purple stuff leaked down the card into the slot.
January 9, 2010 5:03:05 PM

I dont think that is it, when I got the computer I seen the purple stuff above the pci slot but it looked like a seal of some sort Im not sure. Over time the heat got to it and melted it down into the slot. Anyone ever see something like this?
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a c 1316 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 5:18:51 PM

I have never seen a motherboard with a melt-able seal of some sort. I have seen purple stuff from inside a capacitor before! Can you post a picture?
January 9, 2010 9:26:00 PM

Ok heres a pic of it
a c 1316 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 10:27:07 PM

Right underneath the heat sink is a pair of capacitors! Are they both intact one looks half? could be covered in that gunk though! I have looked at pictures of all MSI boards I could think of and can not find one that has something there that could melt!
January 9, 2010 10:49:33 PM

Its just strange that I seen the purple stuff not melted above the pci slot before it melted. So you think this fried my board then? Is my video card still ok I cleaned off all that gunk I just have nothing to test it in at the moment.
a c 1316 U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 11:21:42 PM

It is likely that your board is fried, specially if that stuff is conductive then something must have shorted. It is hard to say if the graphics card went bad with out testing.
What is the name of the board by the way?
January 10, 2010 12:01:32 AM

MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI I really hope the card makes it or this is gonna be a expensive repair
January 10, 2010 12:57:53 AM

thanks for your help rolli, ill get a new board and go from there.
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