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UndyingClocker

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Jesus i was just playing planeshift and i heard a huge clank and the heatsink on my 9200se fell off..so im like OMG...but i have been running without a heatsink for 1 hour now and nothing has happened no artifacts no nothing. Is their anyway to detect the heat of my gpu??


Yes i did have a 80mm fan blowing...anyway guess what happened?? before installing my HS back on i droped the screwdriver a little onto the card(very small drop) well guess what i put in the card doesnt work, i look closely dammit the screwdriver made a tiny tiny small gap between 1 circuit.

Example
______________________ = full circuit the signals go through


Mine(after screwdriver)

_________ _____________ = their is a small tiny break

Was wondering should i toss the card or somehow repair that small circuit(i think its not possible because their is a small thin layer of plastic coating on the card so i cant jus put somthn their to connect the 2 circuits.


Im current using a INTEL MMX so i can post this message lol..but ill borrow my friends old GeForce2 MX 400...will that be as good as my 9200se??
 

Mr B

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East Bridgewater, MA
Try to repair the card. There are a ton of threads in the Forums here detailing other peoples adventures/accidents, and how they fixed them. It's very possible to do, using a trace repair pen, or rear window defogger paint even.

No clue on the MX400... I have one of those, but have never had a 9200, or even read a review of one. I'd say the 9200 is likely much better, but not sure by how much.

B.

BTW...my first system when I joined these Forums back in 2000 was a P75 with a CPU upgrade to a 233MMX. It's nothing spectacular, but it gets ya to the interweb... :p
 

The Coolest

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Gently scrape off the clear plastic over the spot where the break occured, get a conductive pen/Silver (conductive) ink/rear window defogger paint, then take a needle (for the paints) and put a small drop of the material over the spot with the break. let it dry for a bit (but don't let it harden yet), then take a Q-Tip and carefully wipe the excess paint away, let it fully dry and try putting your card into the PC again and see what happens.
 

Drec

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May 23, 2004
yea like Mr B said...a trace pencil to fill the gap...or just a little solder...and if you cant do it, bring it to an electronics shop and show em what happend..youll get charged to fix it but its better then tossing the card.
 
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UndyingClocker

UndyingClocker

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Well u guys have great method's i decided to make my own method...i put small piece of tin foil around the are where i scratched it. Then i put some clear tape over that so i could see the tin foil and so it would hold the foil their. Then i took a tooth pick and rubed over the Tape+foil+ and it made a tiny groove where i made the small gash from my screwdriver. The tin foil went into the small gash and connected the circuits. Now my video card works perfect!!!

Thx for the help guys u inspired me!!! :santa2:


I had to use this method a need almost could not fit in the gash thats how small it is. I have 20/20 vision so i could see it but im telln u its was very very small.
 

The Coolest

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Heh, that's some great thinking! Its a nice, easy and cheap method, also you don't need to buy anything to do this. Only it will work if you have only 1 broken trace in the same place, as if you had more, you could've short circuit something.

Happy you sorted it out :D
 
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UndyingClocker

UndyingClocker

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Yes true but i guess u can jus take a small knife and the split each gash from eachother, as in cut the tin foil away from the other gash so the foil isnt touching.