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980 Ti STRIX repair

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Hi LTT!
Haven't really been active here for a while, but i've come across something a little interesting.


One of my fans broke on my GPU, so i was lucky enough to buy a broken 980ti for 60 bucks.
My card works perfectly fine now, but i was wondering if i could actually repair the broken one.


If you take a look at the pictures, you can see that its the board that has been hit by a screwdriver.
And i was wondering if i could solder it with tin, to make a connection

Has anyone ever tried something like this before?

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Thats an SLI finger that got hit. It should work just fine without it

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Is the scratched connector connected to anything on the board?  If not, and if it works, I wouldn´t touch it.

 

I´d simply have taken out the broken fan and zip-tied or glued another fan onto the card.

 

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Does the card just not work at all? 

 

If so, you cannot repair it, there are loads of tiny traces on the layers of the PCB, soldering it wouldn't fix it. 

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22 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Does the card just not work at all? 

 

If so, you cannot repair it, there are loads of tiny traces on the layers of the PCB, soldering it wouldn't fix it. 

You can, by removing the die and putting it on a new 980Ti PCB, but that's a professional job and likely not worth the cost. 

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1 hour ago, NovaMan01 said:

Thats an SLI finger that got hit. It should work just fine without it

Sadly it doesen't

 

 

1 hour ago, heimdali said:

Is the scratched connector connected to anything on the board?  If not, and if it works, I wouldn´t touch it.

 

I´d simply have taken out the broken fan and zip-tied or glued another fan onto the card.

 

It doesen't send any pciture out

 

1 hour ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Does the card just not work at all? 

 

If so, you cannot repair it, there are loads of tiny traces on the layers of the PCB, soldering it wouldn't fix it. 

Arh damn, i was hoping it could fix it

 

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19 hours ago, Bang said:

Sadly it doesen't

 

 

It doesen't send any pciture out

 

Arh damn, i was hoping it could fix it

 

If there's any protruding metal, perhaps try removing it. There shouldn't be any important traces in that area so either it's causing a short or something else is damaged.

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3 hours ago, DocSwag said:

If there's any protruding metal, perhaps try removing it. There shouldn't be any important traces in that area so either it's causing a short or something else is damaged.

What do you mean by protruding metal?
If it were causing a short, would i be able to fix it by soldering it?

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43 minutes ago, Bang said:

What do you mean by protruding metal?
If it were causing a short, would i be able to fix it by soldering it?

Like the dent. Just clean up the stuff around it so that different layers aren't intersecting or anything.

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