how to destroy a 8800 gt (and fix it)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards & Displays' started by Majormaggot, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Majormaggot

    Majormaggot Newbie

    M'kay, so lets say one of ur hard drives that is setup in Raid 0 (yes i know, but i like the speed). And lets say that one drive decided to have an Epic Fail (sounded like motor imploded), and also lets say that u have a pretty old style case where the hard drive is located just slightly above ur new 8800GT (and pretty long for the case its in). Now lets say u remove said hard drive and while doing so you take it out on a slight angle and accidentally bump ur new video card, no biggie right? Well lets say that u hear some thing go "tink" at the bottom of the case at the same time. And lets say upon further inspection u find, well lets play find Waldo shall we:

    surgery tool

    will post the repaired pics later.

    Note: segate has some pretty decent warranty, sent the drive out on Thursday, received it back by ups on monday.

    [Edited by Adrian] Added the photos using the Attachment mod so they can see the thumbnails.

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  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, I want to see the repaired pics!!
  3. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Holy crap! o_0
  4. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Oie! That's rly bad luck. But you seem to be quite confident for fixing it :thumb:
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    What dropped off? A surface mounted component?

    Edit : Oh I see it now. Did you manage to find it?
  6. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Looks like a surface mount cap to me, How to tell polarity?:think:
  7. I would be crying if that happened to me.
  8. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Wow good eye :mrgreen:
  9. werty316

    werty316 Newbie

    That'll be fun to try to fix.
  10. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Happened to my 9800Pro before... except I did that accidentally with a pocket knife LOL
  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Is that accident or intentional but slipped? :lol:
  12. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    I was removing the shim, then suddenly the pocket knife slipped :lol: I was probably using too much force :lol:
  13. rogue_tomato

    rogue_tomato Newbie

    Ouch, that sucks. Hopefully you can fix it! ;)
  14. Majormaggot

    Majormaggot Newbie

    ok, its been a while so here it is


    as you can see i'm still working out some kinks in my soldering skillz, also note the extra solder on the ends, they should definitely not fall off again.

    Just make shure if ur doing this to make sure that u have a very fine tip on your soldering iron, also be careful not to apply to much heat as it will lift the contact pad under it.

    and yes it works, like nothing ever happened.
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hehe.. It may not be a beauty, but the most important thing is it works!! :D
  16. werty316

    werty316 Newbie

    Now lets hope notihng else bad happens.
  17. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Nasty on the soldering I can solder SMD with a standard pencil but been soldering since the 80's .. as long as it works :thumb:
  18. Trouz0rz

    Trouz0rz Newbie

    Hey i wouldn't be too upset about my solder skills if i could work with surface mounts. And it works too, well done!:mrgreen:
  19. martypastor

    martypastor Newbie

    It also happens on my card ( I think ) because when i put the video card while the RAM locks are open or unlock. But i dont if it really happen. So what i did is just to solder the ends. You can see it on the Picture. But still it works

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  20. generalRage1982hrv

    generalRage1982hrv ARP Reviewer

    hmmm that is opposite side of pcb and pins from capacitor is on that side

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