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Well I stripped a screw on my video card trying to take off the stock block. Used my dremel to get the screw out which was a success.

EXCEPT while doing this someone came in my store startling me and causing me to slightly touch the gold contact point where the card fits into the PCI-E slot with the dremel!! YIKES!!

It doesn't look bad, its a slight mark right after the 1st notch.

Problem is the card is showing craziness when you boot the PC. Anything you guys know of that I can use to "patch this up" .

I'm pretty sure I screwed it royally but seeing it output something is a good sign.
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post #2 of 18
would something like solder work?
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I doubt it since it is the part that actually fits INTO the slot.
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post #4 of 18
cant you get those conductor felt tips pens and connect it again
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanRacer48 View Post
I doubt it since it is the part that actually fits INTO the slot.
oh, i was thinking that maybe if you could smooth it out and make it all pretty it might restore the connection
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Picture?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't you use defroster touch-up?
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rittzy View Post
cant you get those conductor felt tips pens and connect it again
This. And or some gold flake. Depending on results of the pen.
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post #9 of 18
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I will definitely try.

This is a pic of the damage.

I'm mad because I've had the WORST luck with 470's. I bought it to replace a broken one on here . Bought off craigslist and saw the thing work moments before I broke it lol.
Edited by RyanRacer48 - 6/9/11 at 10:19am
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So i bought some circuit writer (conductive pen)

Any tips? lol
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