Guys, I am such an idiot. OMG. Just got a new pc, and i freakin broke the x8 slot on a gigabyte p67 UD5!
The slot is broken about half way. No gold pins are missing from the point where is snapped off, Only the far right hand side insertion pins. Because its a x8 slot, i don't think the gold pins are from the beginning of the housing, to the very end. The pins seem to stop halfway. I cant get the far right small little single pin, plus the small insertion silver "clippy" pin in. Am i stuffed?
Its gona be hard to blame them when A PCI slot has literally been snapped off. How can that be a factory prob. I do believe i can fix it. It seems as if i can carefully place the broken housing gently over the small Pin and clip, then superglue it, it might work.. Yeah, its stupid i know!, but its an extremely delicate and frustrating job. Dunno if i can pull it off.
Wanted to trifire a 6990 and a 6950 for future proofing but, if i cant, i cant!!
Forget fixing it yourself, that will no doubt void any warranty. Throw blame on manufacturer or delivery service and get a replacement if at all possible. If that all fails with no other option, then only thing you have left is to attempt a repair.
Well No luck on the Warranty claim. Physical damage is not a warranty claim, apparently.. Damn.
Im now in two minds about purchasing a new Mobo
MSI Z68 GD80
Asus maximus IV gene - z
I have no need to crossfire, however i have a xonar xense that needs a PCI express slot.. Only prob, mATX is so small, and in a HAF 932, it will look smaller (and thats what she said) hehehe.
Should the UD5 Still work?????
Try and claim it against the seller / shipping company. If not, the board will still work as long as no pins are touching / shorted torwards the end of the socket. Technically, if all pins are present and not bent/missing, the slot would still work. You just don't have a retaining clip to secure the x16 cards now. If you plan on using an Xonar, it would still work, becuase they're not x16 cards anyways.
That's not a chip. It's a metal pin that was previously embedded in the rear of the PCI-E socket to support it and hold it to the board. It serves no electrical purpose, only a mechanical support for the socket.
Unless you knocked something else off of the board that's causing it to not work, like a small surface mount resistor or cap. That piece you circled is just a support pin, it doesn't provide any electrical function what so ever.
On another note I'm surprised the slot broke off, I'd have guessed that the GPU's connector would be weaker.
You'd be surprised. When they take an x16 slot and only populate it with x4 or x8 lane pins, the rest is just weak, perforated, unsupported plastic. It's not hard to break them, since they don't have the full pin count to support it.