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8800 GTS capacitor snapped off, can it be replaced?

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hey everyone, i recently just won an 8800 GTS 640MB graphic card from eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...4281&rd=1&rd=1

and according to the seller, the capacitor at hte bottom right corner snapped up when it arrived and that they wouldnt refund it, due to Windows Vista.

he also stated that he tried it out and the fan spins and the power alarm goes off, but u get no pic on the monitor. more or less it is brand new but with only that problem

and so, i was abit reluctant on getting one, and parents wouldnt agree with me doing this at all, but after seeing this:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=151968

this made me think i can have a go at seeing if this is possible itself on the graphic card itself, and also, price range, it was hard not to at least give it a go on the auction and look at me now, im gonna have to send payment off. hahaha.

thus why iam here, to ask anyone here if what im saying can be possible, can u replace the capacitor on the graphic card and to make it work?

i would really appreciate it if anyone can help me on this.

thanks.
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post #2 of 76
hav e you got the card yet, depends whether it is a clean break off or not i would imagine
post #3 of 76
I was looking at that card today. If he has been honest then yeah it should be no worries replacing the capacitor. Gotta be very good with the old soldering iron though.
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post #4 of 76
if it cleanly broke off..just have someone on ocn take a piv of the corner and get the value of the cap and replae it. If it broke in half..then you have to either clen break it off..or, ou have to de-solder it and put on a new one
post #5 of 76
Be VERY careful when soldering on new capacitors to anything PC related, the circuit boards are very fragile (with multiple layers) and could be damaged by the heat of the soldering iron.

This guide at Badcaps.net has a lot of safety precautions that you may want to read over before proceeding.

With patience and some luck, if the capacitor is all that's wrong with your GFX card, you should be able to get it running again.
    
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post #6 of 76
The missing cap is identical to the others nearby. Should be a straightforward repair once you find a replacement cap, though it looks pretty cramped there.

Pic for reference: http://prohardver.hu/html/vga/gf8800...picz/front.jpg
post #7 of 76
Its actually pretty easy...Just get a small IRON Not a soldering gun (Those get too hot). Then you use some thing like 20awg solder thats rosin core and drip it onto the PCB on the botom of the cap and quickly attach it.

Ive done a volt mod to a mobo and, that you have to be weary of
post #8 of 76
should be very easy use the right soder and lowest gun you got though and be fast you dont want to heat it up

get a good desodering wisk or something
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This thread makes me think of Cold Heat iron I own. Man this soldering iron is the most useless thing I have but I bet it would do well on a project like that. I prefer my low temp irons though.
    
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i havent got it yet, but i have asked pictures for it though.

he sent a batch of pictures first, which were very out of focus and i asked for another requiest to do htem agian, and thus he sent them again but uch better images.

it is still out of focus, but im sure u can get a good idea of the damage i hope.

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