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Zennrix
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I have a Gigabyte 1070 gaming box that just died. I bought the empty enclosure used and put in an EVGA 1060 3gb and it's worked perfectly for the past half year. I was gone for a month in July and when I came back it would work at all. The PSU comes on and charges my laptop but the fans and the GPU dont function at all.

I've tried power cycling and draining the power and rebooting and even buying a new thunderbolt cable but nothing seems to resolve the issue. My computer doesnt detect the device at all so I cant update firmware either. I took out the 1060 and have tested it in my desktop and it's working fine so I know that's not the issue.

Gigabyte says my warranty is void because I dont have the original 1070 that came in it. Can anyone offer me any suggestions? Thanks

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itsage
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Which particular model GTX 1060 do you have? Is the power connector 6-pin or 8-pin?

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Zennrix
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It's the EVGA 1060 3gb ITX size with 6pin power. My laptop is a Thinkpad X380 yoga

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@zennrix It’s fairly common the PSU of the Gaming Box may not work with 6-pin graphics cards. Here’s a topic documenting which GPUs work and which don’t. I tried a 6-pin RX 580 card and had no luck getting to work. It’s strange the card worked for you then all of a sudden stoped working.

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Zennrix
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My card is listed on the link as one that works though. I never had any issues for almost a year and this happened only after not having used it for 5 weeks. The front case fans and the lights don't work either

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@zennrix have you also tried removing the card from the enclosure to see if the board powers up?
I had the same issues you describe with a Sapphire RX570 Pulse ITX card. The box would charge but nothing else comes up, randomly it would work though. Try removing the graphics card from the enclosure and see if you get any life signs from it. For example, does your PC end up recognizing USB devices connected to the enclosure or will the Thunderbolt device come up in Windows device manager/macOS system report. If the box comes on without the card inserted, it's most likely an issue with the graphics card.

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