So I bought a used not working P106-100 that almost works. Windows and Linux both see the device, GPU-Z reports the model and device correctly but shows 0mhz for memory and core clocks (uh oh) and once the drivers are installed Windows Device Manager throws an Error 10 Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API which is a fairly generic 'your thing is broken' error message. I took a 2nd much closer look at the card and found this one SMD cap is absent, having been yeeted off into the wild green yonder. It's hard to see in the photo (sorry, didn't have a phone macro lens handy but I'll get one if it helps) but one side has solder and pad but the other side is almost bare PCB. There's a tiny bit of copper on the through hole via (I think that's what that's called) and a little bit over on the left lower edge of the box.
I have two questions, I was told this was the best place to get more in depth technical expertise. I think the left side of the cap should connect to the round hole on the top left of the box NOT the bottom. Can anyone turn my guess into a more solid answer? I can make either work, probably, with a little messy solder work or some conductive pen trace work and some glue. It doesn't need to be pretty it just needs to work. 2nd question, can I jump this connection without killing anything just to see if the card is alive or is that likely to damage it? Right now it's broke but it almost works, it just doesn't work. I can get a higher quality photo of the whole PCB front and back with a full frame 50MP Nikon if that would help, I just have to ask my partner kindly.
I really appreciate any help with this, I'm pretty new to doing these kinds of repairs. Most of my soldering experience is through hole (recently re-capped an old P4 board and have made a couple small projects for fun/practice) but I have a tiny bit of SMD experience overdriving LED light bars by changing the driver sense resistor.