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Originally Posted by m70b1jr View Post

The issue is my resistor flew off somewhere and I have no idea where I could get one, or if maybe I could try something else.

Maybe buy a new graphic card?
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Just a nickname View Post

Maybe buy a new graphic card?
I have a r9 390 liquid cooled. I bought that 290x to see if i could fix it and make a profit.

Plus some people don't have $300 to dump on a gpu
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post #13 of 18
Okay, I understand.

In that case, patience I guess.. Ask someone with the same card to measure the resistance of the component on the board with a high quality multimeter? I'm sure someone in the 290/290X club might be available to help, and then it's as simple as ordering a roll of them, which should still be pretty cheap!
post #14 of 18
Hey bud;

I actually had considered trying to get this card too to repair it.

I have a ton of surface mount components and a good quality soldering iron that I can easily use to repair the board.... Surface mount components need a specific technique to solder them properly, otherwise you'll get cold joints. If you lost the resistor, yeah, try to find someone else who has an identical card to measure the resistance.

If you can take a picture of the area where the resistor is missing too it'll help. ... though I'm unsure if it'll solve your problems. Looking at the pictures the area on the card looks burnt, which could indicate ANY number of things.

Additionally, is the cooler you're using cooling the VRM's?
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Hey bud;

I actually had considered trying to get this card too to repair it.

I have a ton of surface mount components and a good quality soldering iron that I can easily use to repair the board.... Surface mount components need a specific technique to solder them properly, otherwise you'll get cold joints. If you lost the resistor, yeah, try to find someone else who has an identical card to measure the resistance.

If you can take a picture of the area where the resistor is missing too it'll help. ... though I'm unsure if it'll solve your problems. Looking at the pictures the area on the card looks burnt, which could indicate ANY number of things.

Additionally, is the cooler you're using cooling the VRM's?
Actually i haven't added the vram cooler. Oops.
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post #16 of 18
Cap 2819 is pretty dead though, looks like there could be a lot of permanent damage in that area...
   
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post #17 of 18
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Cap 2819 is pretty dead though, looks like there could be a lot of permanent damage in that area...
How do you figure that?
Wait, are you talking about a cap(acitor) or resistor C2819
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post #18 of 18
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How do you figure that?
Wait, are you talking about a cap(acitor) or resistor C2819

C2819 is a capacitor and from what I could see on the close image it was cracked apart on each end, effectively blown. There's not much to really know in those pictures but I can only assume that a lot of components and the PCB there (unless it's not a burn mark and just the lighting) have suffered from a large amount of heat and/or a short.

Or it could just need the resistor and capacitor replaced, there's no way for me to tell the extent of the damage without physically having it as well as having all the needed testing equipment.
   
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