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An extremely tiny piece off the underside of my vid came off taking a screw off... Just wondering if this affects anything?

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to the bottom right..
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You broke a capacitor
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post #3 of 11
you basicaly broke your card.
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Bascily do not power it on ITS DUFF
post #5 of 11
You dun goofed.

It looks like a surface mount capacitor. Will it make a difference? It depends. AMD didn't just install it for the heck of it. At this point you can do 1 of 2 things:

1. Solder in a new cap
2. Turn it on and see if it works

I would give it a 50/50 shot of not having an issue, or it may affect something you don't use. (Other DVI port, HDMI port, etc)
Edited by AtomicFrost - 4/30/11 at 3:14pm
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post #6 of 11
i broke off a piece like that off my motherboard by accident... that was almost a year ago. it's still working perfectly.
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Originally Posted by melterx12 View Post
i broke off a piece like that off my motherboard by accident... that was almost a year ago. it's still working perfectly.
This, there are power filtering capacitors which are there purely to ensure a clean current is going into the card/board, without one dosen't harm, though it may also be a critical one needed to supply constant current.

Though ultimately its worth seeing if the card boots, and if its stable. If not, its worth trying to solder one on, or someone who knows how to, it isn't too hard, you'll need to find a circuit diagram to find out the size of the cap though (capatiance and voltage)
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post #8 of 11
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Wow, thanks for the quick responses guys, luckily it was a 40 dollar card... I'll see if it works.. I still have the capacitor though
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post #9 of 11
Solder new capacitor of same size/calibor?
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post #10 of 11
Pencil it in, turn it on. Otherwise say it was broken when you got it.
    
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