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Just use a high guage (thin) solder and make sure you put the positive side on the right side or you'll blow the whole card.
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post #23 of 45

That's a capacitor knocked off. It has no markings on it is normally a non-polarized capacitor. To be safe, just make sure it sits flush to its original position before soldering.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Monocog007 View Post

Not to thread-jack the OP, but does it matter the direction that the transistor is soldered on?
It's not a transistor. They have 3 gates, this only has two.
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That's a capacitor knocked off. It has no markings on it is normally a non-polarized capacitor. To be safe, just make sure it sits flush to its original position before soldering.
Duh, you're right... that's what the CXXXX represents.
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Well, I had a soldering fail. It seems that this was a horrible day to perform maintenance on my computer. I let the iron slide in my grip and I scorched the PCB around the cap. The PCB is now a burned white color right around where the capacitor would sit. I'm now positive that I have bricked it. I'm upset about the whole thing mad.gif, especially since I now have a useless card and waterblock with no function. If someone wants an EKFC6970, let me know, I take paypal and ship anywhere.
Thank you everyone for trying to help and offering suggestions, it is very much appreciated. +rep for helpful posts
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Subbed, good luck! thumb.gif

Say, is that a reference card?

Edit: Damn, bad luck. Sorry it didn't work out for you mad.gif
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Well, I had a soldering fail. It seems that this was a horrible day to perform maintenance on my computer. I let the iron slide in my grip and I scorched the PCB around the cap. The PCB is now a burned white color right around where the capacitor would sit. I'm now positive that I have bricked it. I'm upset about the whole thing mad.gif, especially since I now have a useless card and waterblock with no function. If someone wants an EKFC6970, let me know, I take paypal and ship anywhere.
Thank you everyone for trying to help and offering suggestions, it is very much appreciated. +rep for helpful posts

Take another pic. Did you take off a layer of glass in the process?
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Honestly, i fixed one of these myself, I alightned the peice and held it in place lightly with a pliers, with rubber on the back of the pcb to protect it and applied heat with a heat gun to reflow the solder. I would take another pic to see how bad it is, quite possibly its still not done and can be repaired
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Well, I had a soldering fail. It seems that this was a horrible day to perform maintenance on my computer. I let the iron slide in my grip and I scorched the PCB around the cap. The PCB is now a burned white color right around where the capacitor would sit. I'm now positive that I have bricked it. I'm upset about the whole thing mad.gif, especially since I now have a useless card and waterblock with no function. If someone wants an EKFC6970, let me know, I take paypal and ship anywhere.
Thank you everyone for trying to help and offering suggestions, it is very much appreciated. +rep for helpful posts


Don't worry about. It's not going to hurt or causing short-circuit. Let the soldering iron heat up then put it on the tip of the capacitor where it makes contact with the PCB. Let it cure then start with the other end. From the picture, you don't need to apply more lead.  

 

You can use a tooth pick to assist.

 

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slow down....take a deeep breath...your still ok...just take your time and remember your not arc welding here...just heat enough to get solder to flow and then back off......first and formost...calm down and take it sloooow and easy thumb.gif
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