[SOLVED] Broke something on an old motherboard. Can it be fixed?

AdamHFF

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Hello. So I recently got a new GPU for my main puter and decided to put my old one in my old 8 year old computer which is also custom built. It has PCI-E 2.0 which the card is PCI-E 3.0 but I can live with that. Anyway, I broke off the thing at the end of the PCI-E card that locks it into place. I may have used too much force but it is also old. Is there a way to jerry rig this? The display isn't working right now. Am I just outta luck?

Thanks!
 

kanewolf

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Hello. So I recently got a new GPU for my main puter and decided to put my old one in my old 8 year old computer which is also custom built. It has PCI-E 2.0 which the card is PCI-E 3.0 but I can live with that. Anyway, I broke off the thing at the end of the PCI-E card that locks it into place. I may have used too much force but it is also old. Is there a way to jerry rig this? The display isn't working right now. Am I just outta luck?

Thanks!
The plastic lock is not required for normal operation. I wouldn't stress about that. Look at other things for your no-display issue.
 
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kanewolf

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Hello. So I recently got a new GPU for my main puter and decided to put my old one in my old 8 year old computer which is also custom built. It has PCI-E 2.0 which the card is PCI-E 3.0 but I can live with that. Anyway, I broke off the thing at the end of the PCI-E card that locks it into place. I may have used too much force but it is also old. Is there a way to jerry rig this? The display isn't working right now. Am I just outta luck?

Thanks!
The plastic lock is not required for normal operation. I wouldn't stress about that. Look at other things for your no-display issue.
 
Reactions: cAllen

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