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Scratched Motherboard

  • Motherboards
  • Heat
  • Graphics Cards
Last response: in Motherboards
May 31, 2011 1:27:02 PM

Hello, I replaced the heat sink of my rig and accidentally scratched the back of my motherboard. Now my motherboard an MSI 790FX GD70 is posting an FF error. I have done everything from replacing the ram and taking in and out the graphics card and it still posts and error. I just want to know if a) this could be the cause? and b) if this is still salvageable? Thank you for your time!
*(the scratch is the small one on the left side of the right backplate screw)

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May 31, 2011 8:59:21 PM

It could be, especially since it looks like it scratched over the copper lines around the CPU. If thats the case, then it would be a motherboard replacement. Are you getting past the POST screen? Is it giving you a specific beep code? Do you have a display on the mother board showing you the FF error? Just trying to get some more info.
May 31, 2011 9:16:29 PM

Holy cow, I didn't know that existed! I'm buying one today!