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Problem: Plate on gfx card bent - Help needed

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kent, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. Kent


    Joined: 6 Jun 2006

    Posts: 133

    Okay so I literally just got my x1600 and it fell out of the static bag onto the floor. :(

    No major damage although the end of the plate has bent in slightly.


    You see the bit at the end where is does a 90 degree turn, that bit has bent in slightly.

    The main question being: Will I be able to fix this and make it function properly or will it work anyway??

    Thanks. Please reply.
    Last edited: 26 Jul 2006


    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Shouldnt affect the cards performance as such. May make fitting the card a bit more difficult. You could just use pliers & bend it back (carefully).
  3. PinkFloyd


    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,305

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    Just bend it back.
    Don't force it too hard just incase you do damage the card (unlikely)
  4. Kent


    Joined: 6 Jun 2006

    Posts: 133

    Okay thanks guys, I just wanted a second opinion so that I know i'm doing the right thing.