Question Bend a Capacitor

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Hi, I was trying to add a GPU into my PC but I bend one capacitor from where the sound processing happens in. Now I don't have sound in my pc. Can I fix it?
 

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"Can I fix it?" is actually 2 questions.

1. Can it be fixed?
Completely unknown. We out here have no idea of the damage. A close clear pic would help.

2. Can you fix it?
Also unknown. This is a physical issue, not a clicky software fix. How are you at replacing surface mount components?
 
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Thanks for the response. Here are some pictures its the one alone in the right. Also I have done some sodering in the past but very little experience. Also how to I upload the pictures because it's asking me to put a link.
 
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"Can I fix it?" is actually 2 questions.

1. Can it be fixed?
Completely unknown. We out here have no idea of the damage. A close clear pic would help.

2. Can you fix it?
Also unknown. This is a physical issue, not a clicky software fix. How are you at replacing surface mount components?
I also noticed that the led around the capacitors is red and the ez debug led was glowing red for a couple seconds
 

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That's not a scratch from a gpu. That looks exactly like a dent left by a steak knife point. I don't know of any gpus with any points on them that sharp and as far away from the slot as that is, and as deep as it looks, it looks suspiciously like you dropped something on the cap, not damaged it putting in a lightweight gpu. It got hit, not scratched.

There's bent tips on every cap except the very back one, that's not going to hurt anything unless the traces are cracked, in which case you don't have the tools nor skill to repair that. Breaking a joint is one thing, just heat the solder up, breaking a trace is a whole different ball of wax.
 

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Cap is punctured and needs replacing. Unfortunately, those caps have gone the way of the dodo. I tried real hard finding a spec sheet for them, but no luck. Specialist audio board shops might be able to figure out which cap it could be replaced with.

A bent capacitor, as long at the legs are still attached will work fine, however a punctured alu electrolytic cap, might not.

There are a couple of motherboard replacements you could choose from or acquire a discrete sound card.

They MIGHT be 10v 100uf Caps, but again, not sure.

The type is Nippon Chemi-Con ARE-series alu Electrolytic Caps. Common on older boards it seems.

https://www.bukalapak.com/p/elektronik/elektronik-lainnya/15ruh29-jual-new-100uf-10v-elco-nippon-chemi-con-audio-elco

https://www.tokopedia.com/dr-pedals/nippon-chemicon-gold-grade-audio-100uf-10v
 
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Oct 2, 2020
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Cap is punctured and needs replacing. Unfortunately, those caps have gone the way of the dodo. I tried real hard finding a spec sheet for them, but no luck. Specialist audio board shops might be able to figure out which cap it could be replaced with.

A bent capacitor, as long at the legs are still attached will work fine, however a punctured alu electrolytic cap, might not.

There are a couple of motherboard replacements you could choose from or acquire a discrete sound card.

They MIGHT be 10v 100uf Caps, but again, not sure.

The type is Nippon Chemi-Con ARE-series alu Electrolytic Caps. Common on older boards it seems.

https://www.bukalapak.com/p/elektronik/elektronik-lainnya/15ruh29-jual-new-100uf-10v-elco-nippon-chemi-con-audio-elco

https://www.tokopedia.com/dr-pedals/nippon-chemicon-gold-grade-audio-100uf-10v
If I buy a discrete sound card for pie express will sound work?
 

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