Originally Posted by Aquinus
This. If you damage it then it is your fault and your short 200 dollars. I would send it back.
Just out of curiosity, what do you need Fibre Channel for?
Yeah, I let the seller know that I removed the sticker that he used to cover up the spot where resistor is missing... So, will also have to see what he says.
I don't think I can damage the card, as long as I use correct resistor. I can measure resistance with my handy multimeter on existing resistors and then buy a similar one.
I buy a lot of fibre channel cards. My personal use of these cards is limited to just testing used cards, but I actually buy them for my work.
Originally Posted by AsRock
Not worth the risk so like others have said send it back and just keep saving for the card if you must have one.
The card might not even work in the 1st place and soldering parts to it might just disallow you sending it back.
I have seen this with some old ATI cards how ever the parts came of in post and upon checking the solder it looked really old and dry so just in case check the package just to make sure.
Yeah, I checked the packaging. There are no components in the box.
This is by far not the first card that I received damaged and I know exactly how they get damaged.
I bet a lot of these cards were thrown in a pallet. I've seen companies do that, they just don't care.
As far as card not working even with resistor installed - that might be a possibility, but hey, it's all a gamble!