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post #1 of 15
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I have a msi P67a-GD65 motherboard
It was damaged in shipping
the retailer refunded me (my m8...but he gave it to me)
so i am lefted with a broken motherboard

Something hit the PCI-E slot, knocking it off/bending it
So is it possible to get a replacement (eur/uk) and solder it on smile.gif ?

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Edited by antipesto93 - 6/3/11 at 12:47am
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post #2 of 15
why dont you just bend it back into place and resolder it?
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post #3 of 15
I would just let it go and use the other pci-e slot.
    
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post #4 of 15
Those pci slots are sold to manufacturers so I imagine it would be hard to get one. If the plastic and contacts are still good you could use a de-solder tool and remove the solder and reset it and then re-solder it. No reason it should'nt work if that the case, assuming its done right.

If it works, sell it and double your money biggrin.gif
post #5 of 15
where in london are you?you could get it reflowed so it functions properly,
lets see the damage/possibility of repair?
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13727603 
I would just let it go and use the other pci-e slot.

Agreed.
A small mistake could short out the board entirely.
If there is another PCIe slot, it would make for a good backup/storage/single GPU build still.

It really comes down to what we are talking about here.
How bad is it? Pics? smile.gif
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post #7 of 15
i use a heatgun 1kW aimed at teh back of the board, everything slides right off lol.

BTW i have a GD65 sitting here its B2 stepping i gotta sell it off, its bugging up my space
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post #8 of 15
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Ok, I haven't received it from my m8 yet, but it looks like this

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Looks like the second slot isnt too badly damaged, but there is SOME damage (apparently)
the main slot, im hoping it can just be bent back!

I do have another faulty motherboard so i could use the PCI-E slots from there - IF i can work out how to de-solder and re-solder them
i should get it today
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post #9 of 15
That would obviously suck if it takes your gpu with it to the grave. Things worth trying to salvage vs things that are not. That looks like something on the not worth salvaging side to me.
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This is the situation I'd say "Don't go there". One wrong solder and the slot/boards done for. This is also the situation where a nice little dedicated folder could come to be smile.gif
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