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post #21 of 34
It's a capacitor, not a diode. Just thought everybody should know that. 330uF to be precise.
post #22 of 34
not arc weld.Check oot where he be. BTW its fine
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post #23 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RyGuy View Post
It's a capacitor, not a diode. Just thought everybody should know that. 330uF to be precise.
So what does it do RyGuy?
any danger?
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post #24 of 34
I doubt the plates inside were even touched when you chipped it. If it was damaged it would have become very apparent already.

EDIT: A capacitor can do many things, not sure exactly what it is doing in this situation, but probably just smoothing out the voltage to give a steadier flow.
post #25 of 34
I would try not to touch that metal thingy that sticks out. It is a power diode and I bet that thing gets charged when your system is on. Hence, it has a covering that-isnt-supposed-to-be-hit-by-a-blowtorch.
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post #26 of 34
Quote:
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I would try not to touch that metal thingy that sticks out. It is a power diode and I bet that thing gets charged when your system is on.
=) lol i like how you put it
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post #27 of 34
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lol thanks guys...yup i can see the plate a little bit, but no damage to the plate....just the black stuff covering it, and a small chip it is.
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post #28 of 34
Dude.

Don't plug that back into your computer.

Think of the children.
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post #29 of 34
RMA it if you still can...if oyu've already discussed this sorry but i'm not in the mood much for reading all the posts...

I always make sure never to carry torches over highly expensive electronics.
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post #30 of 34
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found out its a diode, and is safe,at least for now, if anything it would of blown as soon as i switched it on.
So it didnt blow and im good to go for now. If it does, ill just RMA it to eVGA.
After all, got a lifetime
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