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Broken AGP card, Fixable?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Xazax, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Xazax

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    Just got an X800XL from a member of TPU via Fedex.. and noticed this when i first opened it.

    X800XL
    (Pic here, look at the TOP near the "R" right below it)

    http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/5408/sta60063ej2.jpg

    I have no no way touched the card, i just simply opened the box to make sure it was alright and noticed that part was coming off

    I believe its Graphics-RAM that has been damaged but it it fixable?

    EDIT: Problem resolved, sending back to Rangeone766 so he can fix it. Filed Claim with FEDEX for damaged goods received on delivery.
     
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  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like a voltage regulator. I know close to nothing on the subject, but on the back of the card where the problem is located is there soldier points pointing through?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a better pic for others to reference.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Xazax

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    $h!t if its the voltage reg then thats pretty much killed the card.. no there is no other damage to the card/ their is no soldier points on the back of the card.
     
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    You might be able to resolder it on. If you can take a better pic I could tell you if it can be resoldered.
     
  6. Jimmy 2004

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    I've seen a picture of the card in question before it was sent (some quick detective work) ;) and it looks ok there, so I expect this is a damaged during transit good.

    You should probably contact whoever sold it first to try and get compensation from shipping, and contact a senior mod if there are any problems.

    Edit: also guys, don't jump to conclusions about this being a dodgy sale - it could damage the seller's reputation over something that was a complete accident and can be sorted.
     
  7. FreedomEclipse

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    I didnt jump to conclusions - i was just giving a little advice just incase it was a dodgy.

    no disrespect the seller
     
  8. Xazax

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    Yes, i have already contacted him about the broken parts, and filed a claim within FEDEX but will take this up with the TPU member.

    Point of the story is can i fix it? i myself no nothing about soldering....
     
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    if you cant fix it but you still want to keep the card but you cant solder to save your life - then best thing to do is take the card to a qualified electrician to resolder it & also give him a picture/diagram of an overvolt so you can overclock higher - in theory the electrician should be able to fix it as he will know more or less every component thats been solderd onto the pcb & if that individual component is damaged, chances are that he will have a newer parts or the equvalent which is just as good
     
  10. rangerone766

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    thanks for calling me a scammer!

    and as Jimmy2004 pointed out, it was fine when i shipped it. stupid fedex strikes again. and for the record, i pulled that vid card out of my rig took pics. reinstalled it and used that computer until the night before i shipped the parts.

    also i have every intention to make this right with the buyer. sh!t happens but thankfully it is only a old x800xl and not a new high dollar card.

    Xazax it dinner time, when i get back in a bit i'll pm you and we can work something out.
     
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    You didnt have to post rangerone :) i wanted to keep your idenity from shame because you are and excellent person to deal with.
     
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    Stuff happens, rangerone, didn't ruin any name here with me! I still think your awesome!

    But back on-topic, seems to look like it was just a solder joint that has cracked. Would be an easy fix but being worth it is the question here.
     
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    A good question would be is if anyone lives close to Xazax that can fix it for him?:toast:
     
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    until i posted no one knew who the "seller" was, but i did. it makes me feel bad that it got damaged in shipping. i guess i should have known better than to deal with fedex. i usually ship stuff with the post office, but i wanted you to be able to track the package, rather than the post office's delivery confirmation.

    i'm too old to deal with giving myself a bad name. so just let me know what you want to make this right. since it was part of a package trade, it makes completing our deal a bit awkward. but i have a few ideas i'll send you in pm, just let me know which works best for you.
     
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    No i meant no disrespect at all ranger. I'm just trying to see if there is a member close that can fix it to remedy the situation.:D

    LOL even quoted myself. ;P
     
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    Well we worked out a deal, im just going to send the card back to him and hopefully he can fix it.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you possibly post a close up pic of the regulator. A little tape and solder is all it needs. You can see the solder points on the pic I posted.
     
  18. rangerone766

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    the card was part of a package deal i traded him for a 8800gs. i will try to fix it when i get it back then donate it to one of my friends if i can get it working.

    your right though, i looked at a few high res pics of that part on another x800xl and it looks to be a very simple solder job to repair.
     
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    Thats good cuz no way am i touching it lol
     
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    Thats what i'm tryin to say guys :banghead: If someone in your area from TPU could fix it for you then all is good..............SAVES abunch on shipping less headaches ;)
     
  21. Xazax

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    well he isnt exactly in my area hes about 3000 miles away from it lol! but im shipping him the 8800GS so i might as well include the broken X800XL as well with it.
     
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    My apologies. i did not mean to call you a scammer but i just hate recieving damaged goods just as much as the next person does - if i have offended you then i apologise
     
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    apology accepted
     

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