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I was moving my pc to my new house today and decided to go caseless until I got my tech bench from Syrillian, and when I was putting on the waterblock for my GT..... yep, screwdriver slipped and knocked off a resistor. So now I've got a dead card and no rig until I can afford a new card. So it looks like I'm gonna be using my oh-so-awesome lappy until then. At least I can stare at the Syrillian case and cry until I can get a new card
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you can get that fixed
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I would try to solder it back on if it's not under warranty or anything.

Also remember a lot of the time when you aren't under warranty, they will still perform the service for a fee (cheaper then getting a new card).
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No soldering tools and I've farrr voided my warranty with NCIX, and they are very strict with warranties.
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The mobo I have in my sig had a capacitor popped off of it, and I thought it was a gonner. I did some digging around and found someone willing to ship me a cap off of their fried board similar to this one. I soldered it on, and I'm good to go now. Too bad I offed my opty165 though. that makes me sad to this day.
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No soldering tools and I've farrr voided my warranty with NCIX, and they are very strict with warranties.
$15 soldering iron at Radioshack.
Same thing happened with my 6600GT, thought it was dead forever, busted out the solder gun, soldered the resistor back on, still works good.
$15 > $200 for new graphics card.
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$15 soldering iron at Radioshack.
Same thing happened with my 6600GT, thought it was dead forever, busted out the solder gun, soldered the resistor back on, still works good.
$15 > $200 for new graphics card.
This.

It's a 5 minute fix tops, even for the most inexperienced person.
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post #8 of 43
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No soldering tools and I've farrr voided my warranty with NCIX, and they are very strict with warranties.
Make a thread requesting somebody help you out. I'm sure the forums have some soldering ninjas

It's not like you have anything to lose
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You should be able to RMA it with Galaxy.
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