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PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:29 PM

So the PCI-E pins were exposed. I put the connector back on, and every hole has a pin still. Can I still run the pc? and what about graphics card? Or can I forget about that?
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:31 PM

What do you mean 'exposed'?
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:33 PM

Exposed as in the plastic thing came off
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:36 PM

So you pulled the wires out of their boot?
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

What? Wires? Boot?

Btw I'm talking about this:
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The x16 connector. The plastic holder was pulled off
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

You pulled the entire slot out/off the motherboard? Eeesh. Doing what?

Do you have an onboard video chipset or second pci-e slot?

In theory it should be okay.. you can try to boot up and if there's a problem it'll warn you.

Also, in theory, you can get a replacement slot, desolder the old one, and resolder in the new one.
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:04 PM

I wanted to remove the graphics card, and my mother suddenly pulls it and the slot comes with it xD
Yes there is an onboard graphics card.
However, will I be able to use my dedicated graphics card? The pins are all intact, also in the back, it's literally just the slot that came off.
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Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:04 PM

Always those damn PCI locking mechanisms that causing trouble...
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

It's a gamble on if you can attach it right? Personally even if it worked I would look at replacing the entire board.

So.. slam the slot back in, pop in your card, fire it up, and report back!
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Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

I just don't have the money right now for another board. And I need the PC tomorrow for a 50 hour lan party.
And it's attached right, als sits kinda sturdy. Not as it used to though. I will try to boot it up tomorrow
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 27 August 2015 - 02:14 PM

Boot it up now!

Best to know the results to prepare for tomorrow!
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 28 August 2015 - 02:17 AM

So I booted it up, and it started, windows is installed now.
However, it didnt startup when we had the graphics card inserted?
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 28 August 2015 - 04:37 AM

Ah i remembered that the videocard can have a switch if its an AMD one. Maybe in the manual they tell where the switch is of that video card.
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 28 August 2015 - 06:46 AM

Why would you be installing windows? Wasn't the PC working before hand?

If the card, installed, is failing then yeah.. then the slot you crammed back on is busted. You'll eventually need to either resolder a new one on, or get a new board.
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Re: PCI-E pins were exposed, can I still power on the pc?

Posted 28 August 2015 - 12:11 PM

The PC was working apparently beforehand, but we thought it wasn't working because it didn't even post (Apparently this motherboard doesn't beep when succesfull). So we wanted to troubleshoot. First trying to boot it without graphics card.
However the computer is fully working right now. The only thing I need to do later, is buy a new motherboard.
Thanks for thou help ;)
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