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Video card piece important?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zipp080, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. Zipp080

    Zipp080 Thread Starter

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    Today when I took out my video card I noticed one of the tall cylinders on the card ( dunno what they are called), was really lose and about to fall off, so I nudged it a bit and it came right off. Well my computer started up with out it, and I am currently installing windows XP because, it is a new system (but old card, ti4200), anyways, was that piece important?

    The piece is silver and has 3 numbers on the top

    2D
    330
    6V
     
  2. n2gun

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    I would replace the card soon. From the description, it sounds like a capacitor. It can cause major problems including burning out other parts.
     
  3. zeddy

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    As previously posted losing a capacitor means that elements of the card are not getting the correct ampage and the card is likely to fail.
     
  4. Lurker1

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    Of course if you are good with a soldering iron you can buy a replacement at Radio Shack or any electronics store and replace it yourself. :)
     
  5. cnclathrop

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    is it a pny ti 4200 they had lots of problems with the cards burning out got mine replaced for free ( minus shipping and haddling)
     
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