August 8th, 2010, 03:34 PM #1
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Chaintech Mobo Missing pieces...worth fixing?
I have a Chaintech VNF4 Ultra mobo that worked just fine until recently when I went to build another PC off of it.
I don't remember what those cylindrical pieces are called, but one seems to have come off of the mobo and I can't find it. There are two tiny little wires where it once was. When I plug everything in the computer shuts down within a matter of seconds. I have tested just about all the parts in another computer, and my guess is that this has to be the problem.
The piece that is missing is that larger cylindrical piece to the left of the PCI slots, but just above those other two smaller black slots that you see in the left hand side of the picture.
I DO have another mobo, that I know is fried but I can get these little pieces off of if I need them. CAN is be soldered back on? Is it worth it to try? Or should I just invest in another mobo? I'm kinda stuck with a mobo of this series, as the processor I have to work with is a 939 slot AMD Athlon FX2.
Any advice is helpful to a hardware nub.
August 8th, 2010, 03:49 PM #2
Welcome to TechIMO.
What you describe is probably a capacitor. But I've never heard of one falling off.
August 8th, 2010, 04:06 PM #3
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To be honest I didn't keep this very well, kinda tossed it into a box, so it may have been snapped off on accident.
August 8th, 2010, 06:35 PM #4
If you're really good at soldering, then you might be able to fix it. Only problem is you need to know what microfarad the missing capacitor was. And you would have to figure out how to keep the surrounding area of the motherboard cool, so its not ruined by the heat from the soldering iron.
You can always use the cold soldering method, which is more preferable for working on electronic devices.
There is a third option for soldering which is really easy, it involves melting the solder and just put a drop of solder on each solder point.
Be careful that you do not solder two circuits together though, using any soldering method.
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