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I would definitely NOT put a blob of solder on it. If it is a cap, caps are (usually) connections between +V and ground. Bridging that gap with solder would effectively put a direct short on the +12v. Just RMA the card and chalk it up for experience sake.
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I would definitely NOT put a blob of solder on it. If it is a cap, caps are (usually) connections between +V and ground. Bridging that gap with solder would effectively put a direct short on the +12v. Just RMA the card and chalk it up for experience sake.

Warranty expired and no pennies to buy new graphics card, I have a ati 5870 but fan is broke or something, makes sooooooooo much noise.

I mean whats the worst that can happen with this card? its already dead, 1 blob of solder isn't going to kill it again when its already dead wink.gif

Hoping this 1 blob will resurrect it =)
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Warranty expired and no pennies to buy new graphics card, I have a ati 5870 but fan is broke or something, makes sooooooooo much noise.

I mean whats the worst that can happen with this card? its already dead, 1 blob of solder isn't going to kill it again when its already dead wink.gif

Hoping this 1 blob will resurrect it =)

BTW 5850 fan fits the 5870.

Actually have the 7950 stock blower fan on one of my 5850's because the fan went out.
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Good Luck to you then. I could be wrong and nothing will happen. If you feel like you have nothing to lose, go for it and let us know if you get it fixed so someone else might benefit from your troubleshooting biggrin.gif
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BTW 5850 fan fits the 5870.

Actually have the 7950 stock blower fan on one of my 5850's because the fan went out.

Fan from Asus 5850 to big for ati sapphire 5870.
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Good Luck to you then. I could be wrong and nothing will happen. If you feel like you have nothing to lose, go for it and let us know if you get it fixed so someone else might benefit from your troubleshooting biggrin.gif

I've not done it yet but I don't think it will work, to be totally honest I reckon that cap has always been hanging, I think its something else that's killed this card. Just don't understand why its died after I had cleaned the CPU cooler, I didn't touch the GPU, nothing fell on it.

Oh well £100 it cost me but only lasted 2 years
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