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It's most likely a capacitor. If you know the component's original location,
solder it back on, or ask your friend to do it if he has steadier hands.
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"Michael Romes" <netterNachbar6@lycos.de> wrote in message
> I wanted to replace my old graphicscard with a slightly newer cheap one
> from Ebay, a NV2GTSA from Pixelview according to the number printed on
> the card.
> Sadly when it arrived a small black cylindre with "330 6S OL8" printed
> on it was loose in the transparent bag of the card. A condensator? An
> identical thing is still fixed on the card.
> I do not want to risk damaging my motherboard, as I don´t have a clue
> how important that thing ist, so I ask you if this card is a total loss
> or I could hope to still use it.