How I broke my graphics card? Here is the story.
I wanted to connect TV to my Nvidia 8600 GT and the TV took only black and white colors. So I connected two pin-s together and modified the cord. I got colour into my TV.
Then I tryed to make it permanent by soldering, and in that moment I messed the thing up. I plugged in a messed cord and shortcircuited my graphics card and now one of the "pipes" on that card is broken.
short answer NO!!,, ,,, you know as well as I do that if you actually short circuited ,,,and burnt out,,something,you will nave to ,,sooner or later,,bite the bullet,and,buy another video card,and, even tho the card may work for a while
who knows when something worse might befall you,,like an actual fire or a really dangerous short,,or some serious overheating leading to the above,,hmmm,slippery slope there,after all a new 8800 gt isn't that expensive anymore,not like when they were the hottest card around,,,,forgive my ignorance,,but I do not understand nor see the need for a third party connector for tv,,I thought that there is a connector on the card and it comes supplied with the cable,at least I think mine did ,at least it came with a whole load of extra cables and junk as I did not have any use for same they are still in the box..