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    Oops, i think i've broke it.

    So,
    I've somehow managed to break one of the capaciators off my motherboard whilst removing my graphics card.
    So now, neither of my ethernet connections work.
    I guess that i've been somewhat lucky and it could have actually been something that i needed.

    The asus m2n sli deluxe ISNT the best laid out motherboard

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    Ouch! Bad luck, glad you got away with it partly I guess.

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    If you are handy with a soldering iron, it may be possible to fix (but you run the risk of doing more damage if you don't know exactly what you are doing.)
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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    Well, The legs basically snapped out of the bottom of it.
    Seeing as its quite a sensetive electrial component i've just given up and purchased a PCI card.

    That'll teach me to shop around for a better laid out mobo next time.

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    A capaciator?
    Easy to fix for anyone that knows how to use an iron.

    If you decide it needs doing, give me a shout (a pic first would be ideal though)
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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    If it's the barrel looking sort (e.g. electrolytic) that needs replacing, check out BadCaps.net for a capacitor replacement tutorial.

    I bought a faulty X-Fi Elite Pro for £24 with knocked off electrolytic caps, repaired it using info from that site above, great success!

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    Its a SMD. 8mm 100uF (cba with inserting symbols) 16v.

    Photos are taken with my phone.



    As you can see, the connections were made at the top and they have been completely ripped out.

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    That doesn't look like a SMD to me. (could be wrong, I'm a noob at electronics)

    Even if it is SMD, find the equivalent cap and solder it the lazy way like me

    (technically not lazy since this was originally a rough test, was going to re-do it the proper way but... meh... )


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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    its like you said, its about the size of a rice grain

    just a short stumpy one

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    If they are still connected to the motherboard thats very easy to fix
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    If they are still connected to the motherboard thats very easy to fix
    how,

    just by soldering one to the current legs?

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    ^^yep, easy peasy

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krakkenbus View Post
    how,

    just by soldering one to the current legs?
    Aye, doesn't even have to be tidy, as long as there is no shorts / properly soldered.

    Honestly, for anyone thats used an iron for a while, it will take longer for the iron to heat up than it will for the job to be completed
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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    I'll wip out my iron tomorrow and have a few test runs on a few old components, see what damage i can cause.

    cheers.

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    Re: Oops, i think i've broke it.

    I actually did wonder a lot at times, what if I broke a capacitor while changing this and that...anyways, do let us know Krakkenbus...

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