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Old 01-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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i was doing the routine cleaning of my computer inside the case and noticed that a piece of trash got stuck on my video card. i tried to remove it but it is stuck in there really good. wondering what i can use to clean that up. do you guys have any suggestions????thanks for the help
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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What you mean by a piece of trash? Whats been getting into your PC?
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, what the hell did you get in there so that it got stuck to your GPU?
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i was doing the routine cleaning of my computer inside the case and noticed that a piece of trash got stuck on my video card. i tried to remove it but it is stuck in there really good. wondering what i can use to clean that up. do you guys have any suggestions????thanks for the help
A picture might be good.
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A picture might be good.
Given the text description a picture would be extremely helpful

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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i don't know how it got there. its a very little piece of paperlike stuff. it almost looks like when you have a sticker and then you rip it off and it doesn't completely come off and it leaves off a trace of paper. it look like that. my pc is not malfunctioning or anything just want to know if it can be cleaned.


ps. the thing is too small for a pic
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Where is it on the card? If its somewhere like on the fan shroud thing try some googone, don't use it on the PCB though it might damage it.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:48 AM   #8
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it is on the pcb
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Remove the card from the pc, clean with isopropyl alcohol (use a q-tip/cotton bud, depending on where you come from) , reseat in the pc.

EDIT: Don't drown the thing, just rub at it with a damp q-tip/cotton bud
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sounds like part of the warrenty sticker.
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