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the other day i dropped a screw driver on my SB audigy and a little piece of glass/rock or whatever broke off and i figured it was dead so i packed it away.

20 minutes ago I finished tearing it off(so it wouldn't short out my mobo) and i popped it in and it still works perfectly. but it got me wondering what the heck broke off

i circled it in red


what is that? and whats it for?
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post #2 of 15
keep plucking stuff out and try for a trial & error. this mystery must be solved!!

whatever the case - if it ain't broke, don't fix it ^_^
Edited by Dust - 6/18/11 at 5:41am
    
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post #3 of 15
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keep plucking stuff out and try for a trial & error. this mystery must be solved!!

whatever the case - if it works, don't fix it ^_^
lol i was just wondering what the heck that was for i looked up the model number and apparently its not even on all of them i must have an old version of the audigy because the newer revisions have something else there
Edited by philhalo66 - 6/18/11 at 4:10am
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post #4 of 15
Seems to be related to that port (firewire?!) near it.If audio works don t mind it ,move on.
   
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post #5 of 15
looks like an inductor. those things are very brittle and will crumble if even touched...

get a close up shot of it. and see if u can get the model number on top and order one from digikey. u good at SMD soldering?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
looks like an inductor. those things are very brittle and will crumble if even touched...

get a close up shot of it. and see if u can get the model number on top and order one from digikey. u good at SMD soldering?
If it was to be meaned for the audio stages it s missing would have been noticed ,as it usually filters voltage that feeds some chip.If it was feeding some chip related to the port it s ok as it also dropps the power consumption for a useless aux connector.
   
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Seems to be related to that port (firewire?!) near it.If audio works don t mind it ,move on.
firewire? never heard of it lol but the audio works flawless listing to Katy perry now and sounds the same as it always did.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
looks like an inductor. those things are very brittle and will crumble if even touched...

get a close up shot of it. and see if u can get the model number on top and order one from digikey. u good at SMD soldering?
its an SB0090 i threw the piece out in the hall lol. i cant even work a solder gun at all. and i dont even know what SMD is


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
If it was to be meaned for the audio stages it s missing would have been noticed ,as it usually filters voltage that feeds some chip.If it was feeding some chip related to the port it s ok as it also dropps the power consumption for a useless aux connector.
these cards don't use much power anyway do they? my guess is 5 watts tops because all it does is process audio.
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Quote:
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these cards don't use much power anyway do they? my guess is 5 watts tops because all it does is process audio.
It was said with a little joke spirit along.Of course the power draw is tiny .
   
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post #9 of 15
That was it's soul. Congrats! You just prevented your audigy from becoming self aware and starting a revolt in your rig!!

Seriously though,once it is working still and all seems well, i wouldn't worry about it. Just check consistently for smoke and the smell of something melting just in case...
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That was it's soul. Congrats! You just prevented your audigy from becoming self aware and starting a revolt in your rig!!

Seriously though,once it is working still and all seems well, i wouldn't worry about it. Just check consistently for smoke and the smell of something melting just in case...
If that thing was indeed an inductor he can just solder some wire over there directly.
   
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