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Hey guys,

I came to work to find FedEx left a little surprise in the form of the Quadro FX1500 (equivalent to 79xx in GeForce) we ordered.. open up the box, and to my dismay, one of the capacitors is rolling around. After some research I've found that the capacitor in question is this one:



I'm thinking the correct thing to do is call up and try to get free return shipping, but has anyone ever put one of these back on? Looks like just some solder, but I just want to be sure of this one, since $400 hurts, especially when its for 2-3 year old technology
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I would just return it to be honest. No sense in trying to fix it yourself and voiding the warranty, thus being left with a 400 dollar brick.
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Yeah, it's just not worth it because if you try and fail they could say you broke the card by trying.
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Thanks guys, you've reaffirmed our [poor] outlook.

+rep for the both of ya. -rep for my life
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I also recommend a replacement. I would not want to repair something I just paid full tilt for. besides, if something else goes wrong or you have an accident when soldering, you are out of luck.
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If this ever happens to a card out of warrenty, then you could probally put it back without too much trouble though, presuming it just needed a resolder.
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post #7 of 7
Best you return it if that card is still new, i did the same on my XFX 7900gt a while back, but i soldered it back on with no problems...
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