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ATI Graphics Card Repaired

By on January 30, 2015
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This ATI VGA Graphics Card Model Rage 128Pro Ultra GL AGP was brought to me due to a malfunction.

Look at the photos below of the card.

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The card was inspected at simple sight and look what was found in the photo below.

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This e-cap was taken out from the circuit.

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Of course this component had to be substituted.

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Anyway its neighbor e-cap was tested with the Blue ESR Meter and the result was good (look at the photo below).


When the Graphics Card was inserted in the slot of the Motherboard (for test), and the PC was turned on, look at the result.

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As you can see the VGA Card was saved from the dump.












This article was prepared for you by Humberto Rodriguez, one of our ‘Master Authors’ from Cuba.


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  1. Chirag Varma

    January 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Good work Humberto

    • Humberto

      January 30, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks a lot

  2. Amir Mukhtar

    January 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you Mr. Humberto Rodriguez to Share valuable article.

    Good Job. Also, I do Appreciate you to Keep sharing Nice Articles and Sir, Jestine to Provide Platform to get expertise easily from BLOG.

    Thanks you Both of Them.

    Amir Mukhtar Ashrafi

    • Humberto

      January 30, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Amir, and Thanks.

  3. Robert Calk

    January 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Good job Humberto and thanks for the article. The Blue ESR Meter is a great meter to have. Did you know you can test the ESR of batteries with it as well?

    • Humberto

      January 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Robert explain how to test baterrires with the Blue ESR Meter. Thanks.

      • Robert Calk

        January 31, 2015 at 9:57 am

        Touch one lead to + and the other lead to -.

        • Robert Calk

          February 1, 2015 at 6:30 am

          I wouldn't try it with a car battery, which I'm sure you know the high amps they have. But it works with smaller batteries that we use; 9V, 18650 & related, AA, AAA, D and so on.
          Just make a record of the average ESR's of the new batteries you use and check them periodically. If the ESR starts to rise you can keep a closer eye on them.

  4. Nwosu Anthony

    January 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    good job

    • Humberto

      January 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks, you are welcome.

  5. Marulitua Hutabarat

    January 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Humberto.
    Nice article to share.

    • Humberto

      January 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks Marulitua

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    January 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Good work Humberto keepit up , Thanks for sharing.

  7. Merlin Marquardt

    January 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Good work. Bad caps are a bane to electronics.

  8. Anwar Shiekh

    January 31, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Those capacitors look like they may work as a pair, so I was wondering why you didn't replace them both.

    • Humberto

      February 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Remember I changed the bad one with a similar in values, and the other was tested on as perfect with the Blue ESR Meter, look at the photos.

  9. victor

    February 1, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Good contribution Humberto

  10. Taring

    March 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I have learned so much from these good articles. Thank you again.

  11. Taring

    March 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Nice work.


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