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Damaged GTX470 During IHS Removal

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Not much in terms of support from the community on this one, but I managed to removed 2 of the resistors and clipped 4 others in an IHS removal for The Mod.

So what am I going to do?
Well, I happen to work at a BGA/PCB repair place (I the sole team member for PC support and repair, I can't solder for crap) and when my crew comes in on Monday, we're going to try to fix it.
I've inspected the two that I removed, and it looks like I cleanly lifted one from the pads, and I may of damaged the other. The ones that I lifted seem to have been clean lifts. and should resolder just fine.
I'm looking forward to seeing if this repair works.

I knew the risks before I undertook this process, and I am not upset in the slightest.
Just a friendly reminder about what can go wrong when modifying our equipment.
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Might be kinda of neat to take a bunch of photos of the repair process and do a repair log or something. Either way, best of luck man!
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I am about to do the mod to my GTX 480 in a few days, would be great if you could post some photos of the problem to help me prepare myself more for the job!
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There really isn't much to see in terms of damage now.
Just be really gentle and be careful of slipping. My fingers got bit twice by the bugger.
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