fried PCI slot? liquid metal thermal paste story

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by anarky321, May 27, 2019.

  1. anarky321

    anarky321 Notebook Deity

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    so i finally worked up the motivation of swapping my thermal paste out, and apparently i did a bad job not getting the liquid metal paste on anything because it looks like i fried the card AND the MXM slot....the laptop is still running fine on integrated gpu but i tried 2 diff cards and neither works in that slot...well the 780m kinda works but everything is purple...and i think i might have damaged it too by putting in that computer

    this happen to anyone else?
     
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    Liquid metal pastes are extremely dangerous and generally not recommended for typical users, it's possible it damaged slot if some dropped on it.
     
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