Nvidia 8600 Video Card Exploded !

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Hello !

I have been using my computer, playing some random game when a noisy sound came out from it. It scared me a little bit as it was really, really noisy, but the computer seemed to be all fine and running.

After a while, I have restarted my computer and not long after some strange colors filled my monitor's desktop. It was as if there was a scrambled program on TV. It then came back to normal and soon after my pc froze.

I got intrigued and opened up the case only to see that my video card had exploded ! Is there any way that I can replace the cylinder that went off ? Or can I get the card running without it ? Thank you

*The red circled cylinder was the one to blow off*

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Answered By 0 points N/A #120024

Nvidia 8600 Video Card Exploded !

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  • Yes you have option to fix it or replace it or run computer without it.
  • To fix your AGP card take it to the service center. They will try to fix it. If you do not want to spend money on it then chose other option.
  • Other option is replace your AGP card. If you have warranty then take it to the service center and replace it from them. Or if you do not have the warranties then buy a new one which is suitable for your computer.
  • The other option is run your pc without AGP card. You can only do this if you have built in AGP. Re install windows and then install AGP driver software from motherboard driver CD.
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Nvidia 8600 Video Card Exploded !

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Nope, don't ever try repairing that blown-off capacitor. The one you are talking about, the part of the video card that you encircled in the image, that is called an ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR. And it has a value so you don’t just go in an electronic store and buy it without even knowing the right value. In a blown-off capacitor, most of the time the print in its body is already burned out and hard to distinguished. Experienced electronic technicians often do is just guess what its value. They base the assumption on the same device that is still intact in the board.

You cannot disassemble and remove the blown component from the board and replace it. There might be another device on the video card that is broken. If you try to attach the card on the CPU, it might cause another error on your computer’s Motherboard and become permanently unusable. Your only option is to buy a replacement for the video card.

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