First post, by PKFreeZZy
I found a great deal for a GeForce2 GTS on eBay recently. The seller claimed it was fully operational when I bought it and I absolutely couldn't wait to try it so I went to get the package yesterday and when I installed it, the system wouldn't POST. When I got the card out of the packaging, the heatsink was hanging loose off of only one push pin, the PCB was bent and everything was notoriously dirty. I only got it to POST like 3 times in total and when it did, there was no VGA signal being output.
It was only earlier today that I determined what the culprit is: a broken resistor/transistor. I took a look at the memory chips and noticed one of them was loose and ready to fall off. Just barely touching it was enough to make that happen and now it's total garbage.
Here's a shot of it: https://i.imgur.com/YO16JFO.jpg (5th from the right)
Are these things fixable? I know someone who might be able to help me with it and I definitely don't want this card to go to waste.
My Windows 98 PC: Slot 1 Pentium III 600 (Katmai) | 256MB PC133 SDRAM | 64MB Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 Pro | Creative SB16 CT2230 | Intel PRO/100+ with Alert on LAN* | 18.64GB Seagate ST320011A | Corsair CX430 | ASUS P2B Rev. 1.04