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Got a dead cap in my gtx 285, how would I be able to remove the cap and solder the new one in SAFELY?
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Not sure if it fits in this section, but it definitely is related.

Got a dead cap in my gtx 285, how would I be able to remove the cap and solder the new one in SAFELY?
You got a solding iron and a spring loaded solder remover?

You need to heat the solder up around the legs on the cap and suck it up with the solder remover, do that until its lose and then wiggle the bust one out, remove all the old left over solder in the same way and then insert the new one and solder it up.

have you got an old card you try removing and soldering the caps back in.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/20/11 at 4:39pm
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Hard part is removing the existing one. You'll want a really hot iron, +40w.
    
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