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(fixed)Think I just bricked my 6950.

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I was getting ready to reseat my gpu block, and I snagged a tiny piece off of the PCB on my video card. I don't know if this is going to brick my card or if I can solder it back on. I'm pretty tapped on cash right now, so I'm hoping it can be salvaged. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Edited by Defunctronin - 2/6/12 at 2:08pm
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Yeh, Transistors can be soldered back on, nothing to worry about, i once knocked a RAM chip off of a DDR2 DIMM rolleyes.gif
    
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I'm not sure but I do believe that you shouldn't put your GPU on a carpet.

    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by listen to remix View Post

I'm not sure but I do believe that you shouldn't put your GPU on a carpet.

Yeah, if it's not dead yet, rubbing it on that carpet sure isn't going to help.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by listen to remix View Post

I'm not sure but I do believe that you shouldn't put your GPU on a carpet.

Beat me to it
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That carpet is horrendous.
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was there a transistor there? looks like just a piece of solder
 
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post #8 of 45
If it wasn't dead before, It probably is now because of that carpet.

But it doesn't look like there was very much damage, you can probably solder it back on it you're careful.
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post #9 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by White Fire View Post

If it wasn't dead before, It probably is now because of that carpet.

But it doesn't look like there was very much damage, you can probably solder it back on it you're careful.


Carpet will not kill it with static, dry air and fabric running over the little hairs on your body are more dangerous than that. A fine tip soldering iron and a magnifying glass will help a lot.
    
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post #10 of 45
Looking at it some more, it might be a towel instead of carpet. I'd still always feel more comfortable with my hardware on smooth flat surfaces like tables, desks, counters...
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