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post #1 of 17
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I bought a i7 from a fellow forum member 1 week back (won't name and shame just yet). I originally received it broken even though seller advertised working. It probably was working except that the seller just shipped it with no protection inside a USPS flat rate envelope along with 6gb DDR3 ram that I bought as a bundle. Currently I have contacted the seller and hopefully I can reach a good settlement, if not I may have to resort to trying to fix this.


The bottom side capacitors along with some what I presume are resistors are broken




anyone ever re-solder on those caps/resistors and know what the values of them are?
post #2 of 17
Wow, that's so low of the seller.

Unfortunately, I don't think you can do anything about it. Intel chips are so intricately fabricated, it's almost impossible to know what those capacitors or whatever are.

I hope you get your money's worth back. That's really lame of the seller.
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post #3 of 17
You will most likely be unable to solider back those resistors as they use a special machine that is much different than a soldiering iron.
post #4 of 17
You can easily solder those back on using hot air reflow. I would send it to someone experienced with SMD though.

http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/98
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post #5 of 17
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shipped it with no protection inside a USPS flat rate envelope along with 6gb DDR3 ram that I bought as a bundle.
Was it at least a bubble mailer?
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post #6 of 17
yes i have, just find the ceramic cap of the same size, everytime i just do that its fine, b/c honestly you can add more capacitance and everything will work ok in most cases.

The resistor is another story, you might have luck finding a hot oven and setting the temp right at soldering point with the resistor in place. I use a heat gun and indirectly have its heat warm up the thing i wanna solder if its too small and b/c my heat gun blows air and can displace small SMD component. You have a shot of fixing it, or just using maybe even a lead pencil to replace the resistor. honestly it might work without the cap or resistor.
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I'd be furious.

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post #8 of 17
I feel you pain Proxyep!
I've been taken by a few people, but in the oposite way.
I sold working parts, including cpu's and had replies of how well they worked, then No payment.
Partly my fault cause I said "would take payments"
But only dealt with trusted members.
That actually led me here!

Again, sorry for your loss.
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post #9 of 17
why dont you just test it out and see if it works....

if they are ceramic caps then it should not be a big problem, but resistors maybe. Only one way to find out. plus if it works, that saves a lot of hassle for you and the seller.

its not like there is any real danger in testing it anyway...
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I do find it odd you cannot say that you installed the cpu and in fact it does not work. Can you explain this?
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