M6800 Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by billxt95, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. supermoth

    supermoth Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hallo.
    i just got another project in order to upgrade an M6800 with a gtx 980m.
    The gtx980m has several damaged pci pins.Is there anyway To find out if the card is damaged?.
    If so....is it possible to repair it?.
    Any help would be great.
    Thanks
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  2. KhronX

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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/mxm-3-0b-7970m-pinouts-jpg.117904/

    Going by that (look towards the lower-right area), the pins that are damaged seem to be part of the "DPA" or "DPB" outputs (DisplayPort A or B). Odds are good those will be used either for the internal display, or one of the external ones.

    Depending on which it is, there could be a chance the card could still work with those contacts removed altogether, with the above-mentioned caveat.

    How did that happen, anyway? And is the slot it used to be in, still in one piece?
     
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  3. supermoth

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    Thanks for the quick info.
    The motherboard slot is intact,I got the card from another source that did not handle it with care.
    Besides that,if it does not work do you think I cand sen it for repair/exchange to any outlet to fix it?
    Thanks
     
  4. KhronX

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    Unless you got it "as faulty", and/or for almost-free (aka free-99), i'd rather send it back to the seller and get a refund. "Reapplying" those sort of edge-contacts is... VERY tricky, to say the least, and even if it is feasible (and let's not even bring up the cost), there's no guarantee they won't be "shaved off" the next time you insert it into an MXM slot. They're quite on the "snug" side, if memory serves...
     
  5. supermoth

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    Well,was neither the case.But I will try it and see the outcome.
    Thanks a lot for your quick answer
    Regards.
     
  6. KhronX

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    The photo's a bit unclear, but... Is the darkness under the lifted contacts, some sort of scorch-mark / burnt area?
     
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    Here we are,new picture with more detail.
    Could be a burnt area,indeed.[​IMG]
     
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    Yikes.

    If those are DisplayPort pins, chances are they are for the external ePort dock DisplayPort connectors, so it won't make a difference if you are not using that capability. That's assuming that there is no other damage. The only way to find out is to try using it...

    I think that you will want to fully remove the damaged connectors, if you don't there's a chance that they could be touching each other after you insert the card and cause some kind of short.

    Actually, I suppose there's an off chance that if there is unidentified damage, using the attempting to use card could cause some kind of damage to your motherboard. Careful.

    Glad you took a photo before you inserted it into the system. You should definitely get your money back if it does not work to your satisfaction.
     
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    The soldermask discoloration (blue -> orange-brown) would also indicate some sort of localized thermal event having happened there, so... It's iffy, at best.
     
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