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Good day! smile.gif Me again!

I have this old graphics card that I barely was able to use.

I remember buying it as a temporary graphics card as I waited for the 8800GT to be released. After I got the 8800GT I had this as a standby card until I built a computer for my parents and used it for that. They were only able to use it for about a year or so and then suddenly it crashed.

We'll I think I found the reason or at least one of the reasons

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A couple of the capacitors capsized... (lousy joke I know).

Would like to know if anyone of you guys have ever had this problem and if anyone of you tried de-soldering the capacitors and then replacing them with similar capacitors and were successful.

I have no plans on using this graphics card on my build again but then I wanna still be able to sell it at a salvage price.
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Don't think the resell value would be worth the cost/time/effort you'd have to put into it tongue.gif
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Don't think the resell value would be worth the cost/time/effort you'd have to put into it tongue.gif

This. However I'm the kind of guy that would do things just because

By the way I'm sure you can replace capacitors. I think I've seen something like this before somewhere round here..


EDIT
check this video out.
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That's odd that those capacitors failed and the more basic style ones didn't.
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That's odd that those capacitors failed and the more basic style ones didn't.

I think the 'more basic' style ones are the durable ones.... smile.gif
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Don't think the resell value would be worth the cost/time/effort you'd have to put into it

Yeap I have thought about that but then we don't know how much the capacitors and the soldering will cost. But capacitors aren't that expensive. The two pieces will probably cost less than a couple of dollars. Soldering is almost free if you have the materials.

If I can save this graphics card I can still sell it at at LEAST 11USD which is not bad really. I don't mind the physical effort because I am fat and need the exercise but if the money I will spend on repairing this will go above the money I can get after selling it at salvage price then I won't proceed with this project.
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Yea and remind me not to get tempted and buy Inno3D graphics cards. That was an Inno3D graphics card and I am not happy with the quality of those capacitors.
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This. However I'm the kind of guy that would do things just because
By the way I'm sure you can replace capacitors. I think I've seen something like this before somewhere round here..
EDIT
check this video out.

This reply and video just gave me so much hope smile.gif

haha it looks exactly like the problem that was handled in the video. I will try it out. I'll just borrow a soldering iron and flux and then buy capacitors.

Hopefully I find capacitors with the same rating as the ones in the card.

Oh one more thing. Is there any risk in testing the repaired card in your computer? Like is there risk that the card will fry your processor or board? I don't plan to test it on my build though... I'll go to a shop and innocently ask them to test the card for me. Hahahaha smile.gif evil.
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This reply and video just gave me so much hope smile.gif
haha it looks exactly like the problem that was handled in the video. I will try it out. I'll just borrow a soldering iron and flux and then buy capacitors.
Hopefully I find capacitors with the same rating as the ones in the card.
Oh one more thing. Is there any risk in testing the repaired card in your computer? Like is there risk that the card will fry your processor or board? I don't plan to test it on my build though... I'll go to a shop and innocently ask them to test the card for me. Hahahaha smile.gif evil.

there is a slight chance if you create a short in the card. If the 7200 had a power port you could have it tested without having it plugged in to the board. But if you do get the right caps and solder them right, then this really shouldn't be a threat to your PC.

but it's really your call
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there is a slight chance if you create a short in the card. If the 7200 had a power port you could have it tested without having it plugged in to the board. But if you do get the right caps and solder them right, then this really shouldn't be a threat to your PC.
but it's really your call

Unfortunately the 7200 is a low end card. I don't think it has a power port. (not sure if i am getting this right...is that the port wherein you have to plug in additional power straight from the power supply? commonly found in high end cards?)

I doubt I'll have problems with soldering. Its been a while since I last held a soldering iron, we did it a lot in highschool. The capacitor leads isn't so close to each other so I highly doubt I'll make a short on the solder... not unless I intentionally want to do it. ; )
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Unfortunately the 7200 is a low end card. I don't think it has a power port. (not sure if i am getting this right...is that the port wherein you have to plug in additional power straight from the power supply? commonly found in high end cards?)
I doubt I'll have problems with soldering. Its been a while since I last held a soldering iron, we did it a lot in highschool. The capacitor leads isn't so close to each other so I highly doubt I'll make a short on the solder... not unless I intentionally want to do it. ; )

You got the power port thing right. I'm Confident;'t that' you'll do fine. I do things like this all the time tongue.gif

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