My graphics card died today morning. Just out of the blue pc froze and would not respond to anything, leaving no choice but to hit reset. After it restarted display would remain black and the system wouldn't boot. Debug led was showing 62. Took out the gpu and sure enough, pc started like nothing happened. My initial inspection revealed nothing- no signs of board damage, no blown caps as far as I could see and the fans rotate when the system powers on. But after a while I spotted these:
Now, my knowledge in power electronics is very limited, but today is the first I've heard about chokes leaking. I've no idea if it came from factory like this, every one of the chokes in vrm is like this more or less. Is this the reason of the card's death? And what are the chances of a successful revival?