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Question Displayport destroyed - stuck in GPU

NathW90

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Nov 3, 2016
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Hi all,

I have stupidly managed to completely destroy my displayport cable by yanking a power cable from another appliance, not realising it was hooked.

The mangled remnants of the connector are now stuck in the back of the PC connected to the GPU. How on earth can I get it out?

Image of what I'm working with:

https://imgshare.io/image/20200514-165611.NNbjbp
 
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kanewolf

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Hi all,

I have stupidly managed to completely destroy my displayport cable by yanking a power cable from another appliance, not realising it was hooked.

The mangled remnants of the connector are now stuck in the back of the PC connected to the GPU. How on earth can I get it out?

Image of what I'm working with:

https://imgshare.io/image/20200514-165611.NNbjbp
Displayport has a lock built-into it. You need to figure out how to release the lock. The picture in this thread -- https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/displayport-cable-ripped-out-of-gpu-oops.3130389/ has a great picture of the lock pins on displayport.
 
May 4, 2020
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I saw the picture and I think it is in pretty bad shape right now. I’d highly recommend you to switch off the system and let it rest for a while. Then remove the graphics card in order to double confirm any internal damages or live current. Once you have sorted this one out and if there are no issues, then proceed further.

If you have a pair of needle nose pliers, it should be perfect for removing the remaining connector cable without damaging anything. Alternatively, you could remove the cooler and push the holes on the port.
 

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