Did i kill my graphics card?

Hi I have an old gtx 465 that i use in my backup pc. i was puting it back after doing some cleaning and I didnt notice that one of the locks or lever for the ram stick was down. i put it in normally but then i noticed that the lock for the ram was blocking the card.
as i took it out and inspected the card i noticed that it was missing a transistor.
I tried to find the missing transistor but i could not.
i also have not tried the card yet as im afraid that it might hurt the other components

heres a photo of the missing transistor

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1525600_3763208096225_1399373615_n.jpg?oh=f2eeb38a8b39b46f89602d1e7fe164c5&oe=52B6FDB4&__gda__=1387806469_b5af99d5ddc1d0da49730684762d282b sorry as i dont know how to embed photos
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  1. it should not hurt other components.....but you never know for sure.

    your card surely is broken, you will need to either get a new one or repair the same
  2. siddharthmukul007 said:
    it should not hurt other components.....but you never know for sure.

    your card surely is broken, you will need to either get a new one or repair the same

    Thanks for the quick response. do you think its ok to try if it still works?
  3. you can go ahead and try....good for you if it works. :)
  4. Hi
    Firstly that is a capacitor not a transistor.
    The good news is that if it had been a transistor the card would be dead,but there is a good chance that that is a filtering capacitor and so there is a really good chance the card will work.
    Go ahead and try it you have nothing to loose.
  5. It should not hurt any other components at all. The worst case is the card will not work or will not be stable if it does work but that is about all that will happen. Either way you should save up for a new card because even if it does work there is no telling for how long.
  6. Thanks a lot for you quick responses. im on my gtx 465 right now and its working. im just gonna keep using it until it dies probly. dont use it for gaming anyways as i have my gtx 780 for that :) cheers now i have to choose the best solution :)
  7. a bit late but thank to everyones help :)
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