First post, by Geon106
I have a Geforce Ti4200 which has no display and on inspection one of the caps is bulging like crazy. So I thought changing all 4 of the caps that are the same might bring the card back to life.
I have a super cheap soldering iron with variable temperature and some solder and flux etc. I can find capacitors online with the same capacitance but slightly higher voltage rating which from what I read is fine(can be any number above but not more than 20% below?).
My question is, I have never soldered in my life. I have watched some YouTube videos which make it look super easy but I'm not convinced I'd be capable.
So my question to you wonderful people is how easy is it to solder/de-solder? What do I need to be careful of and is having a cheap iron going to make it an impossibly difficult task?
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