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Hi everyone,

I just bought a new MSI GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile. When I tried unscrewing the (what I think is called) IO shield, I sadly damaged a component.

 

This component came off very easily and I saw it was glued onto the board, or at least something that looked like glue. Underneath the component were two metal plates, and I saw it was possible for me to push it back onto the two metal plates.

 

What is this component called, will my GPU work without it being there? And if not: will pushing it back onto the plates help it to work again?

 

There’s text on the component: 181. It could also be 1B1. Next to the component stands “L4”.

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

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from its position its looks like it was part of fan controller and its ethier smd capacitor or inductor

its probably still works i guess, but will have the problem with a fan

 

edit: its looks like 180 microhenry inductor

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From what I could piece together my guess would be an inductor. Card will probably still work but not sure if gluing it back is enough for a good connection with the pad.

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Hmm, it was glued on? Is this a used card?

 

Also are you sure you put it back the right way?  Wrong polarity could be a huge issue…

 

Can you make pics how it looks underneath, the card and the SMD (the 181 thing)?

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1 hour ago, Freakwise said:

from its position its looks like it was part of fan controller and its ethier smd capacitor or inductor

its probably still works i guess, but will have the problem with a fan

 

edit: its looks like 180 microhenry inductor

I will look at it later today, thanks for your response. Are these kind of inductors replaceable?

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Just now, Meezzz said:

I will look at it later today, thanks for your response. Are these kind of inductors replaceable?

Well, yes, assuming you can find similarly sized inductor and it's inductance, you can...

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1 hour ago, Mark Kaine said:

Hmm, it was glued on? Is this a used card?

 

Also are you sure you put it back the right way?  Wrong polarity could be a huge issue…

 

Can you make pics how it looks underneath, the card and the SMD (the 181 thing)?

I put it back the right way for sure, because I lifted it up and placed it back down.

 

This is a brand new card.

 

I’m afraid that I’ll break it again so I’m not going to lift it up again to make pictures, I want to be really careful because there is a chance that it didn’t get damaged and I could damage it.

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19 minutes ago, Meezzz said:

This is a brand new card.

well then RMA it, GPUs dont come with loose, unsoldered SMDs, commonly.

 

Also by knowingly using a possibly damaged card you're surely voiding the warranty?

 

As i see this you have 2 options:

 

try to repair it

 

or

 

RMA

 

you also have a 3rd option just Yolo it and use the card as is (would not recommend)

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3 hours ago, Freakwise said:

from its position its looks like it was part of fan controller and its ethier smd capacitor or inductor

its probably still works i guess, but will have the problem with a fan

 

edit: its looks like 180 microhenry inductor

Just tried the card and it’s doing exactly as you said: the gpu works but the fans don’t turn on. It’s very sad but I think I have to buy a new card or get it fixed somewhere, because this doesn’t fit in the warranty.

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10 hours ago, Meezzz said:

Just tried the card and it’s doing exactly as you said: the gpu works but the fans don’t turn on. It’s very sad but I think I have to buy a new card or get it fixed somewhere, because this doesn’t fit in the warranty

Yeah, That sad, get it fixed at trusted repair shops is probably a good enough, its one component after all

 

Good luck!

 

 

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