1070 mxm damaged?

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  1. Crustieraxe01

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    So, I bought 1070 mxm graphics for my Alienware m17x r4 after 30 days the 1070 that I bought for it stops working. I send it in for warranty since the guy on ebay that I bought it from offers it. Very long story short, I sold that laptop, then I get the 2nd new 1070 and without any means of testing and assuming it was in working conditions, (I know it was stupid) immediately post to sell it on ebay. (No I could not return it on ebay since I was past their 30 day protection or do any sort of claim). It took like a month for it to get it to me. Buyer then buys my graphics card, then I'm made aware by my buyer that the graphics card has damaged resistors and sent in these pictures. I took pictures of the card when I received it and it had this damage but I did not notice it so immediately the buyer did not do this. Either way, I would like to know if this is somehow repairable by any means or if this damage is unrepairable.

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    -Lesson 1. If you buy a gpu for a laptop make sure you still have the laptop to test it out.
    -Lesson 2. Always inspect VERY closely anything like that and return for a refund only, no warranty garbage etc.

    I'm no expert but it looks to me like if you had the soldering equipment and expertise it looks repairable, but it could have had burn marks, from burnout, on the solder that were cleaned off by the original seller who knows. Looks like only mechanical damage aka bad soldering by someone outside of the OEM, red flag. I can't tell but one of the components looks to be chipped. Sounds like a mess unless you have the equipment to do it, and can somehow get the component part numbers to order them if it doesn't work after resoldering. Where did you order it from China? 30 days to get a new one back to you is ridiculous for such an expensive item, I wouldn't accept that from a seller. Take the loss and sell it as for parts only.
     
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    If it is one of those Chinese 1070 garbage which use the black Quadro's PCB with GTX die on it - avoid those like a plague! They burn like hell and sellers have one of the worst warranty policies...
     
  4. Crustieraxe01

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    Yup. I'll definitely take the L and sell it for parts. Seems like next time I'll be more catious and not make these stupid mistakes. Thanks for the advice anyways!

    And yes, i got it from china and it took 30 days to get it back after I sent the old one in. And the fact that I didn't test it, and It was on ebay selling for 2 months doesn't help at all since ebay would not cover this at all. This was all a storm of very unfortunate and stupid mistakes beginning by selling the only laptop that I could test it on.
     
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    My only other thought would be to see if you can get the china place to do anything for you, maybe they would but it would be a risk with no ebay protection at all, maybe take it to a local pc repair shop and see how much they'd charge to work on it might be better then the low price you'd get for it as it is. But if you can't test it independently that would be a problem too. Good luck.
     
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    I'll just sell it on ebay for parts. Someone else can get a really good deal if they're willing to repair it and everything else is alright. It'll boot up but just not have any signal going through like my buyer also said. No beeps or anything. It could be a sign that is barely alive? Seems like a pretty deciving repair in the way that it seems simple enough, but there could also be other problems that could then again affect functionality. Too many questions, and almost no answers.
     
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    This sounds like vBios incompatibility.
    With another one it will most probably post a screen.
     
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    I was wrong actually. He was able to test it and everything and it posted. He just could not install the drivers successfully. He has done everything right in order to get it to work. But it only appears as a microsoft basic display adapter.
     
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    this is another sign of incompatible vbios - after driver install you end up with microsoft basic display adapter and error 43 in device manager.
    Is this card g-sync 1BE1 or non gsync 1BA1?
     
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    1BA1 and he had an alienware 18 with sli 880Ms.
     
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