On board power connector Burn out

Ati Radeon 9800 pro mac edition video ca...
June 21, 2010 at 04:28:25
Specs: Macintosh
I'm really trying to find a way to fix my Radeon 9800 mac
Edition. Somehow 1of 4 pins fried itself causing the
computer to not boot. I wanted to know, is there a way to
buy one of those little 4pin plastic things? Also where
can I get them? Also would it be easy or hard to solder
the new one in it place.

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#1
June 21, 2010 at 06:13:15
What makes you think the card is still good?

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#2
June 21, 2010 at 06:19:52
Connectors such as this are often proprietary and not readily available.
Soldering is a skill that takes time to learn to do effectively and safely. You will also need the appropriate tools. How difficult it would be top repair depends on the nature of the damage. For someone with the required skill it may be quite simple. For you I have no idea.

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#3
June 21, 2010 at 06:22:37
Hmm, I dont know but i rather try to fix it...
just need a new molex connector on the card. Also it didn't fried
until i restarted the computer.

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#4
June 21, 2010 at 08:31:37
Well thanks for all help that your guys provided. I found a user
(buz) on apple forums, with the same dilemma. I reconnected
using the shorter end of the molex power cable an card boot ed
up in the computer. Now I'm looking to buy a 2nd cooler for my
video card, since it might be on it last legs. I'm still trying to
figure out how that fried.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread...


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#5
June 21, 2010 at 08:34:05
I've noticed there's a lot of cooling fans on ebay.

Those video cards can pull a lot of current and perhaps it's the cumulative affect of that that led to the problem.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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