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GPU Bracket is Bent... What now?

I bought a used graphics card on eBay and the bracket on the card was bent. I can’t screw it into the case now and it’s sagging a lot even when the pc is on its side.

I attached a picture to show this.

If anyone can guide me on what to do that would be great.

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If the seller was selling the card as 'Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended....' then you should get your money back from ebay. Otherwise, you might need to do some DIY with a small hammer being very careful to flatten it out although others might have better advice on how to flatten out the bracket

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Bend it back, screw it in. Looks like damage in shipping TBH, the important bits look fine.

Just use some pliers, if the corner breaks off, no biggie just put a washer under the screw to spread the load a bit, plus the 2nd hole should still work.

If you are worried about damaging the electronic parts of the card, take it off first, should only be a couple of screws and some mounting posts.

 

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Just now, Rupe said:

If the seller was selling the card as 'Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended....' then you should get your money back from ebay. Otherwise, you might need to do some DIY with a small hammer being very careful to flatten it out although others might have better advice on how to flatten out the bracket

Thanks! But do I have to return the card after getting a refund?

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Just now, b3djack said:

Thanks! But do I have to return the card after getting a refund?

Yes you will have to send it back

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4 minutes ago, Ralphred said:

Bend it back, screw it in. Looks like damage in shipping TBH, the important bits look fine.

Just use some pliers, if the corner breaks off, no biggie just put a washer under the screw to spread the load a bit, plus the 2nd hole should still work.

If you are worried about damaging the electronic parts of the card, take it off first, should only be a couple of screws and some mounting posts.

 

It probably was shipping considering how badly packaged this item was

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1 minute ago, b3djack said:

It probably was shipping considering how badly packaged this item was

Yeah.

 

I feel I need to apologise too, I forget that whilst not being unique, I do have a lot of hands on hardware experience, like I'll strip down and rebuild a car just as happily strip down and rebuild a PC, the biggest annoyance to me would be having to go outside to the garage to get the right tool.

If you initial response to bend it back is "erm, me?", then think of the people around you that you know have practical experience, like that guy/girl over the road you are more likely to find under their car than in it etc...

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Just carefully bend it back if mounting is problematical how it is, then screw in with the second mounting hole so as not to put any more pressure on that bent part.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

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29 minutes ago, Ralphred said:

Yeah.

 

I feel I need to apologise too, I forget that whilst not being unique, I do have a lot of hands on hardware experience, like I'll strip down and rebuild a car just as happily strip down and rebuild a PC, the biggest annoyance to me would be having to go outside to the garage to get the right tool.

If you initial response to bend it back is "erm, me?", then think of the people around you that you know have practical experience, like that guy/girl over the road you are more likely to find under their car than in it etc...

My dad is a builder so hopefully he’ll manage it

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