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Video card box chipped..


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#1 ZlobIsFun

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

Well, this metal.. Box piece in the back of my video card ( The side opposite of the heatsink/fan. ) was chipped off.
It's about the size of a pen head, or possibly a 1.0 MM piece.
I've had the video card for some time now. It's a nVidia9500 GT.
Will the video card still work?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:35 PM

With only that much information it's impossible to say really. You could either try the card and see if it works, or take a picture of what broke off and where it came from for us to see.
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#3 ZlobIsFun

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

With only that much information it's impossible to say really. You could either try the card and see if it works, or take a picture of what broke off and where it came from for us to see.

If I only had a cable to hook my phone to my PC up. :|


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Exactly right there!

I wish I had some high-res pictures of it. :[

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Next to the little box it reads :
C626

Edited by ZlobIsFun, 28 December 2009 - 11:58 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:58 AM

You're right, the picture doesn't really show us anything. But a Cxxx component label should mean a capacitor, maybe like:

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If it's similar to these, without it the card may work, work incorrectly in some way, or not function, depending on what the capacitor does, and whether a track on the board was damaged when the part broke off.

Edited by Platypus, 30 December 2009 - 06:59 AM.

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