Question about XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card
Well, you're right about the vented cap shutting down the video card power, and no you didn't break anything and the rest is still good but I suspect this reply is too late for you... for anyone else who reads this, you can safely unsolder those SMT caps with a pair of low wattage controlled temp soldering irons. Heat both sides of the cap at the same time and use the irons like chopsticks to lift the cap. Its being tossed so heat the capacitor rather than the pwb pads. Be sure to use only enough heat to melt the solder and avoid softening the pwb so much you lift the pads. Its also possible to use one iron and alternate ends rocking the cap slightly until its loose, but its takes some practice with junk boards to do that without damaging the pwb pads. A professional rework station would direct hot air to preheat the area and then both sides of the component and lift it using a suction tip. Preheating isn't required in this instance, the component is isolated and not being reused, and without a fixture you'd have trouble handling a hot board.
Posted on Sep 05, 2012
You dont, most likely it took other stuff on the board when it blew, and why did it blow?
You say it shuts off the pc when you plug the power into the graphics card??????????????
You plug in a power lead while the computer is on????????????
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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