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I bought a BFG 8800GTS 640MB from a computer shop for $200.00 about a month ago. When I took everything out of my case for one reason or another, I saw and felt that the PCB is chipped on the back by the 6-pin power connector double tee f (hehe)?!

Could this do any damage in the future? I can snag a layer or 2 of the PCB with my finger/clothes. Could this destroy the card if it gets caught on anything?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 22
Seems like your card is working fine, it should not be a problem in the future either unless you constantly touch that area.
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post #3 of 22
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Na I never touch it after I saw it haha. Looks like it got dropped tbh

Could I put a small dab of silicon over it to cover it?
or anything?
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post #4 of 22
Can you get a pic of the damage?
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post #5 of 22
You could probably sand it smooth, but yeah we would need a picture of the damage to really tell.
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post #6 of 22
Take it back and get some money off it (if they will ever believe that you didn't do it)
post #7 of 22
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Haha. Well I bought it from a guy who works there, not necessarily the store itself. I am at work right now and can't post any pics.

Sanding the PCB? eww i dunno that's asking for trouble. There isn't anything immediately close to it, but it is neat some capacitors.
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If it's not causing any problems it's fine
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post #9 of 22
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Haha. Well I bought it from a guy who works there, not necessarily the store itself. I am at work right now and can't post any pics.

Sanding the PCB? eww i dunno that's asking for trouble. There isn't anything immediately close to it, but it is neat some capacitors.
Ah right. I would just leave it alone then. Just be careful you don't spread it.
post #10 of 22
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Okay

thanks guys
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