porthos 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.
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.
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.
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