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July 2, 2012 2:18:36 PM

Can someone tell me what those things do? Because i've broken one of those and then glued it back, using superglue, and... it works...

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July 2, 2012 2:25:52 PM

First you must describe what "this" exactly is.
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July 2, 2012 2:48:08 PM

Assuming you are referring to the components you circled, the ones that are brownish in the middle and silver on each end are surface mount capacitors. Often they come in parallel to provide more capacity without needing a larger sized component. If you broke it off and super glued it back down it isn't doing its job properly, it just had another one in parallel with it which is letting the system keep functioning, you would have needed to solder it back on if you wanted it to actually work properly which is very hard to do with SMT components.
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July 2, 2012 4:51:23 PM

hunter315 said:
Assuming you are referring to the components you circled, the ones that are brownish in the middle and silver on each end are surface mount capacitors. Often they come in parallel to provide more capacity without needing a larger sized component. If you broke it off and super glued it back down it isn't doing its job properly, it just had another one in parallel with it which is letting the system keep functioning, you would have needed to solder it back on if you wanted it to actually work properly which is very hard to do with SMT components.


I see no picture or link.
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July 2, 2012 5:03:07 PM

Interesting, what browser are you using? Check the BBcode on the first post there is a picture i assure you. Lets see if its the capital tags causing an issue.
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July 2, 2012 5:14:34 PM

hunter315 said:
Assuming you are referring to the components you circled, the ones that are brownish in the middle and silver on each end are surface mount capacitors. Often they come in parallel to provide more capacity without needing a larger sized component. If you broke it off and super glued it back down it isn't doing its job properly, it just had another one in parallel with it which is letting the system keep functioning, you would have needed to solder it back on if you wanted it to actually work properly which is very hard to do with SMT components.


So it's not safe? It 's possible to ruin the board?
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July 2, 2012 5:59:31 PM

If everything is functioning ok, then maybe you got lucky and it is making enough contact with solder after being glued. Only risk is if the heat starts to effect the glues bonding, but a system stability issues will show that. No point in worrying getting a replacement, as you voided any warrenty by glueing it.
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July 2, 2012 6:12:35 PM

hunter315 said:
Interesting, what browser are you using? Check the BBcode on the first post there is a picture i assure you. Lets see if its the capital tags causing an issue.
http://i.imgur.com/64wBJ.jpg


I'm using Firefox 13 and this is the BBcode for his post:

  1. Can someone tell me what those things do? Because i've broken one of those and then glued it back, using superglue, and... it works...
  2. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/64wBJ.jpg[/IMG]


But this is what i'm seeing:



Everthing is there but the link.

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July 2, 2012 8:54:00 PM

CDdude55 said:
I'm using Firefox 13


Everthing is there but the link.


Can you navigate to the link independently?

Perhaps your ISP has it blocked for some reason.
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July 2, 2012 9:15:38 PM

Proximon said:
Can you navigate to the link independently?

Perhaps your ISP has it blocked for some reason.


I can see and click the link and see it when i quote his post.

I also found that in Internet Explorer i am able see the picture. So i'm guessing it's a Firefox problem, im going to try a few things like clearing my cookies etc.
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July 2, 2012 10:50:24 PM

You superglued a component back on the board?
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July 3, 2012 3:42:46 AM

I'm using Firefox 13.0.1 and it displays perfectly.
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July 3, 2012 4:11:02 AM

Did you use a red colored glue? It appears that you are inside a laptop. It also appears that there is some red colored foreign substance coming from under a processor, possibly the video card. If the thermal paste had been cleaned, I could probably say for sure. My guess would be that there will be no video upgrade in this unit's future.
If you're talking about another part, please specify.

The more I look at it, the more convinced I am that's a factory glue job on the vid card. Hmmm, very confused - nothing breakable (that could be fixed with glue) under the circle.
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