[rescue] Why yes, I AM stupid (long)
kloch at gurunet.net
Wed Feb 13 13:04:41 CST 2002
I have found that using two flat blade screwdrivers on
opposite ends of the pin is the best way to straighten them out.
Simply bending the pin back and forth doesnt' fix the bend.
The trick is to manuver the pin so you can get the two screwdrivers
all the way to the base of the pin, opposite each other. Then
squeeze the two together to straighten the pin. Be very careful
to minimize pin manipulation or it will cause a fatigue fracture.
"Loomis, Rip" wrote:
> > So, unless someone can tell me they're great at fixing up
> > screwed up pins
> > in a UPA connector, I'm in need of another creator card. A
> > 2d is all I'm
> > replacing, but a reasonable priced 3d card wouldn't be turned away.
> I've had good luck with one particular screwdriver I have--I
> just fixed two bent pins on an (SBus) TGX card last week, that were
> both bent all the way over and into the corner of the connector.
> You'll need a steady hand, but it is do-able on a UPA connector as
> well. The trick seems to be then being *very* sure that the point
> of the pin is properly aligned and using enough (but not too much)
> force when putting the card back in--the TGX card had one pin
> with a serious curve in it, but it did go back in correctly.
> Good luck...you might as well try it before you blow money on
> a replacement card.
> If anyone *does* have extra C2D/C3D cards for cheap, please let
> me know--particularly if anyone has a C3D Release 3 card that is
> *known* to be capable of 1600x1200 (I have a C3D Release 3 card
> that is a little too old--it depends on board/firmware revision,
> as I discovered after the fact. My 21" Sun monitor would like
> 1600x1200 loving...)
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