r/pcmasterrace PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21 Silver 3 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 Hugz 1

This fell out of my 3060Ti... But it still works. What is it? Question

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u/Mysmarthomeonauto PC Master Race Oct 20 '21

Spare parts… enjoy! Seriously though, you should RMA. If you are in the US, I don’t think those “Void Warranty” stickers don’t actually matter, so they should fix it - Not sure about outside US. Those stickers are actually considered illegal by FTC as far as I am aware. Send that card back!

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Appreciate it, I'm looking into it rn, I've had the card for three weeks. All I've done is put better thermal paste in it and applied a better spread

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u/MikeQuincy Oct 20 '21

If you avoided the stickers just say it fell out when you moved it to a new pc. If you broke those stickers well it doesn't matter they are illegal and unenforceable in the us and i belive in general. They have to prove that you bumped the resistor of. But they will make life hard for you and you might have to make oficial complains to cusomer protection until they solve it. As it is MSI you are in for a world of pain.

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u/flexobaby Oct 21 '21

Weird kind of relevant experience, I tried to repair my nikon DSLR myself (it was out of warranty so nikon could have refused the repair if they wanted) and eventually gave up and put it back together and sent it in to be refurbished, they didn't ask questions to why everything for the hidden screws were missing or why the rubber grip wasn't glued on right. Sometimes it just depends on the company and how thorough they look through the items

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u/ezone2kil http://imgur.com/a/XKHC5 Oct 21 '21

Could also be the technician doing the repairs being a Bro.

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u/kristiank1983 Oct 21 '21

I have done that in the past, so very likely.

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u/SeductiveSoup Mac Heathen Oct 21 '21

Sometimes it just depends on the company and how thorough they look through the items

Not even just that. Some companies understand the whole idea of 'customer relations' and will do shit just for the hell of it, so next time you think 'I can count on them'.

Too few companies do that anymore, so they just continue making sub-par quality shit that they can blame you for breaking so they can turn around and sell you the new model.

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u/LooneyWabbit1 Oct 21 '21

Why do these stickers even still exist? Same with "no refunds" signs - here in Australia, also illegal.

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u/MikeQuincy Oct 21 '21

They really on fear mongering, consumers that either don't know better so they will feel the need to buy instead of repair and when they do question any of these stickers making the consumers life hard until they give up pursuing their rights is a sort of a kink these companies have.

Right to repair can't come any faster, sorry for you mate i heard that down there your politicians still see coal and gas as viable and promoting it so you might not get right to repair this century.

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u/LooneyWabbit1 Oct 21 '21

Unfortunately despite the previously good state of the country on these matters, it does feel like we're heading that way :c

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u/JoOngle Oct 21 '21

All I've done is put better thermal paste in it and applied a better spread

Ouch.

That little tidbit right there might actually have voided your warranty.

There's a reason they put "warranty stickers" and seals around the openings/plate/cooler etc. because there are no self serviceable parts inside.

Also, I'm an ex-service tech, and I can tell whether someone have opened up a device and tried servicing it themselves, the paste you applied will not look like a robot at the factory did it and most likely there will be splotches of paste in areas that were not supposed to have it, your warranty is voided right there.

And to top it off, a component fell off, which makes a repair-tech immediately assume you knocked it off the board with that big heavy cooling unit or some other way, no way you're getting that on warranty.

IT COULD have fallen off from the factory (bad soldering DOES happen) but since you opened it up, serviced it yourself - rip. that warranty, sorry.

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u/thatturkeystaken Core2Quad gtx 650 ti Oct 20 '21

that's exactly how it happens, you were probably too rough and bumped it off

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

I don't say this ever but... CAP. In this market and for how much I paid, being rough isn't what I would do. Isn't my first card I've taken apart either... Not saying it can't happen but gpus aren't like the cookie scene from squid game.

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u/MoistMough Oct 21 '21

Well it could be a coincidence, but it also could be your took it apart and smacked a surface cap off. Maybe it wasn’t on there very good.

I also think you can buy the warranty stickers online.

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u/Live-Ad-6309 Oct 21 '21

Just to add for Europeans.

Technically warranty void stickers are legal here. But only after 2 years, so they only effect extended warranties. Since extended warranties are voluntary offerings whilst the standard 2 year warranty is not.

However, a warranty can be voided if the damage was caused by you. Which the manufacturer has to prove. So if you replace the thermal paste on a GPU for instance, and then it stops working 1 month later, and there is no evidence of the paste itself causing the problem, then the warranty is still valid.

Anecdotally. Not many consumes know their rights, and retailers take full advantage of this. Sometimes you will have to threaten to contact the regulator to get your warranty fulfilled. I once had an AIO GPUs memory fail and the retailer tried to void my warranty based upon a couple bent fins on the radiator. But once I threatened to contact my countries consumer protection officials on the basis that the radiator has no bearing on the Vram modules they gladly replaced the GPU.

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u/P51_M Oct 20 '21 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Hugz hehehehe Starry

That’s the Ti, it’s just a 3060 now

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u/reemcgheeeee R5 5600x RTX 3070 16GB 3200MHZ Oct 20 '21

Damn its that easy to get 4gb of vram?

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u/I_Smoke_Delta8 Oct 20 '21

Yeah and if that doesn't work you can just download more

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u/sovietshonen98 Oct 21 '21

Fuck it,

Un-TI's your 3060

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u/Paradox_Hysteria Oct 20 '21

Dammit, this made me laugh out loud 😂😂

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u/BeetlePlayz Oct 20 '21

I really can’t tell if the original post was a joke or if it was genuinely a serious question

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I can't tell either

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u/jedicaptain Oct 21 '21

Palladium

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u/ClusterFugazi Oct 21 '21

Rim shot 🥁

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u/Muchinterestings Oct 20 '21

Its a capacitor, usually they design the cards with some redundancy. If it was an important cap then the card would act up.

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u/invisi1407 R7 3800X | 3080 STRIX OC | 2x 1440p/170 Hz Oct 21 '21

Not necessarily. By-pass capacitors aren't all strictly necessary under all load types.

EEVblog made a video about it where he removed by-pass caps one at a time in a circuit until it didn't work anymore. I think he removed some 60-70% of them before the board failed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8MpZGjwgR0

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u/picholas_cage Potato with a 555 timer Oct 20 '21

Looks like a small capacitor or resistor, if your card still works it was probably not too important but I’d be careful pushing the card too hard with overclocking in the future incase it was part of the vrm circuits.

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u/inairedmyass4this Oct 20 '21

I’m betting it was never connected to the card, loose piece that fell into the card in the factory and only now fell out.

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u/Weidz_ 3090|5950x|32Gb|NH-D15|Corsair C70 Oct 20 '21

I won't say it's impossible but those SMD components are dispensed and placed with surgical precision robots, and this one look like it has solder paste on it

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u/NV-Nautilus Zephyrus G14/LT3060/R9-5900HS Oct 20 '21 Silver Hugz

TLDR: those machines really aren’t that accurate, in practice.

I’m a pick and place programmer and believe me, this kind of thing is extremely common. While the machines are extremely accurate the nozzles are very tiny in diameter and there are several filters from nozzle tip to vacuum pump. Drops are far more common than you might expect. Not to mention programmer error in part data creation. All that being said is still unlikely a card would make it into a box, however if the part does in fact have paste on it, that doesn’t necessarily mean it was meant to be placed, it was probably dropped on the board into paste and shoved by the nozzle later since the machine has no way of knowing of a random cap on the board. If that was the case then there’s a good chance the solder and flux created enough surface tension on the solder mask to hold on gently or to be barely attached to a real solder joint. Sorry for the ramble I’m just an SMT operator/programmer that loves their job and gets excited to talk about it.

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u/Maishxbl Oct 20 '21

So I want to stray a little further off topic and ask you a question then. AOI wouldn't catch this? I occasionally audit companies who use SMT and it's fascinating stuff to me but it's not my background so I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject. From the companies I've audited it seems like AOI is super picky so it seems like it would know that a component is present but it shouldn't be. Or are AOI systems only usually scanning areas where a component is expected to be?

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u/NV-Nautilus Zephyrus G14/LT3060/R9-5900HS Oct 20 '21

Some AOI have the capability to find “foreign matter” (anything that shouldn’t be there) but in my experience it doesn’t work that well and usually people ignore the feature. So typically, the AOI is in fact only checking where there should be a part. AOI is super picky and will give your inspectors false calls for a million reasons usually down to the light reflecting differently compared to the example set.

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u/Maishxbl Oct 20 '21

Thanks, it makes sense since they can pick up on something being ever so slightly out of place.

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u/0mnigul Oct 20 '21

It could also depend on the parameters that the engineers set up in the aoi machine. Sometime they could be missed due to the angles of the camera

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u/turtleiscool1737 Oct 20 '21

QA only looks at maybe 10% of a batch if passes stress test then the batch is cleared to ship and card shortages have made the companies push more out with less QA checking

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u/fxrky Oct 20 '21

I'm just going to interject to say that you both are far more intelligent than me.

That is all.

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u/Maishxbl Oct 20 '21

Lol not me, I just know enough vocabulary to sound like I know what I'm talking about. I don't know 90% of the details that go into these processes.

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u/fxrky Oct 20 '21

and more humble

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u/Trund1e_the_Great Oct 21 '21

Well at least you're funny lmfaooo

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u/Blue2501 R5 3600 + RX480 Oct 21 '21

Looks aren't everything, though

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u/SnooWalruses9019 Oct 20 '21

This is what it's like working in IT lol people think you're a wizard but in reality you are a googling wing it mastermind and that's it.

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u/CovertCody Oct 20 '21

100% lol. I’m in my final semester of IT before I receive my degree and I have friends asking me IT related questions all the time. Half the time I just google their question and tell them what I learned from what I read. The other half is stuff I’ve learned from googling things a different time lmao

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u/azizokhan Oct 20 '21 Hugz

I had a meeting with a high level firmware designer regarding an issue, when I asked him, he said the easiest thing like this instead of spending time to learn it is just to google. He googled my question, clicked the first link, copied the code and my problem solved 🤷🏾‍♂️, companies mostly don’t care if you know what you are doing as long as the end product works with no problems!

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u/ColdFusion94 Oct 20 '21

Being able to parse together an answer from the googling is what makes you IT.

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u/kywildcat44 i9 10700KF | RTX 3080 | 32G DDR4 Oct 20 '21

I’ve been working in IT (Oracle Database Administrator) for 11 years. Being better at googling than other people is like 90% of the job haha

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u/Midnite135 Oct 21 '21

The real talent is just being resourceful.

Being able to find the answer.

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u/azizokhan Oct 20 '21

You’re just like everyone else, vocabulary is the key!

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u/Fehendil Oct 20 '21

I'm intelligenter then them

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u/Itsworthoverdoing Oct 20 '21

Not if the AOI can't see it. AOI systems generally look only where components are expected to be. Would be far too time-consuming to search everywhere.

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u/MrStealYoBeef Ryzen 7 3700x|GTX 1080ti|32GB DDR4 3200|1+2TB NVMe|RGB Oct 20 '21

I deal with this in a small extent in my job. One of our assembly jobs for John Deere has both electrical and visual automated checks to ensure all components are present, but it doesn't check to make sure things that shouldn't be there aren't there. If the part is angled slightly wrong, it will fail the visual check. If it's not connected perfectly (these plugs have been inserted and pulled apart maybe a few hundred thousand times or more) the electrical checks fail. But if there's an extra component in a location on the part that isn't visually checked (99% of the part) then it passes as normal and the person who is supposed to be inspecting the parts one final time before packing should catch it. That's not the case, most workers in a factory don't actually care enough and it's assumed that the automatic inspection is good enough, so they just grab it and pack it, no final inspection.

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u/Big_sugaaakane1 Oct 20 '21

Dont ever feel bad for doing cool shit!

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u/YaBra333 Oct 21 '21

Thanks so much. I am so sick of people saying "a computer does it, it's basically flawless". All while my day is filled with people calling because a word processor fucks up constantly. Computers are far from perfect, it far from impossible that one fucks up. In fact it's probably more probable they fuck shit up.

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u/NV-Nautilus Zephyrus G14/LT3060/R9-5900HS Oct 21 '21

People built computers, anything built by humans is inherently flawed.

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u/YaBra333 Oct 21 '21

Yeah it's like when someone says man made elements are "not found in nature". How fucking stupid are people? If an alien race comes by it is then "found in nature". Humans have some God complex to them. Whereas if an ant colony made a new element it would suddenly be found in nature again. "We aren't nature we are perfect" (the morons up top).

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u/Cormagnon Oct 21 '21

If there is a drop does the machine do a second take and replace it

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u/MerkyMouse Oct 21 '21

This guy fux

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u/wspOnca Oct 21 '21

Damn that's awesome! Do you think that will be much more dificulto for the machines place small parts if operating in space?

What was your first programing project using pick and place machines?

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u/Robust__Tensor Oct 20 '21

I m wondering how could u arrive to a con that it has soldered paste

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u/NV-Nautilus Zephyrus G14/LT3060/R9-5900HS Oct 20 '21

It just looks possible by the color of the picture, I look at this stuff all day every day. By no means is it there for sure it’s just possible.

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u/Robust__Tensor Oct 20 '21

Ohh supercool, tqs fr replying

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u/melanthius Oct 20 '21

A lot of 0.1uF capacitors are used in electronics as not strictly needed from a design perspective, but recommended in certain places to enhance stability or reliability.

It’s totally possible that this is one such capacitor.

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u/arctic_bull Oct 20 '21

That color it’s an MLCC ceramic capacitor, probably an 0603 package. If it still works it’s probably just a decoupling capacitor. That size it’s probably bulky enough to be 0.1uF/6V. If it still works I wouldn’t be too worried. If it is a decoupling capacitor in theory you could see some instability in high RF or transient environments.

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u/chickenJaxson Oct 20 '21

Looks like 0805 to me

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u/arctic_bull Oct 20 '21

Hard to say from here haha, almost certainly one of the two. Definitely not an 0402 😂

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u/chickenJaxson Oct 20 '21

Hahaha, now that we can both agree on 😁

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u/vinvinwuwu Oct 21 '21

Oh my god , what do you guys do for living

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u/arctic_bull Oct 21 '21

0402s are damn near impossible to solder without a microscope, haha. I'm a software engineer. I do some hardware work in my spare time.

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

You're giving me huge relief, the gpu runs just fine even overclocked.

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u/ImFedUpWithItAll Oct 20 '21

You are scary.

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u/Niky1796ita Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I'll put it in more comprehensible words for you.

All the numbers they mentioned are component sizes, in inches.

0,06x0,03 inches, 0,08x0,05 inches and 0,04x0,02 inches.

MLCC means "Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor"

A capacitor is a component that stores electric charge.

A Decoupling Capacitor is a component that is used to remove unwanted oscillation in power delivery.

Ever seen the back of a GPU core? All those small orange and gray thingyes are Decoupling Capacitors for the power delivery to the GPU Core among other things.

Reply if you have more questions. Did you have questions or i just... Nevermind.

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u/arctic_bull Oct 21 '21

And the reason it's unlikely to matter much is decoupling capacitors are placed parallel with components, and with all the other decoupling capacitors. Since there's a ton of other capacitance nearby, sudden spikes in power draw can be handled by adjacent capacitors instead. If that's not good enough, you may run into brown-outs or instability, but I think most manufacturers tend to go pretty overboard with decoupling caps.

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u/ImFedUpWithItAll Oct 20 '21

I didn't have questions but I appreciate the free knowledge. It's a totally foreign field to me and I have next to no understanding about this stuff.

But thank you for taking the time to break it down. I enjoy being more aware.

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u/Evil_Bonsai Oct 20 '21

Yeah, that's what is wrong with the world today. Someone comes along with knowledge and people run away afraid.

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u/thesummergamer Oct 20 '21

probably the case, kinda like how you can cut some pins off a cpu but it still works

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u/Boschala Oct 20 '21

This reduces friction and can lead to higher clock speeds, but the remaining pins wear out faster.

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u/BaccWoodBandito Oct 20 '21

Its just losing its baby teeth a new one should grow in soon

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Fingers crossed

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u/effu2bruh Oct 20 '21

Put it under your pillow and Intel will leave you a new processor

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

But AMD> lol

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u/Alarming_Nothing6667 Oct 20 '21

Well, you don't have a choice.

Take it or leave it.

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u/ElCasino1977 2700X, RX 5700, 16gb 3200 Oct 20 '21

What I once took in kindness, I will now take with MALICE!

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u/Maehock Oct 20 '21 Hugz

That’s a seed. Plant it and water it and it’ll grow a new graphics card in 6 to 8 months

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u/42camelsinatinycar Oct 20 '21

His 3060 had a baby

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u/EaterOfYourSOUL Ryzen 7 3700x / 16GB RAM / Hellhound RX 6600 XT Oct 20 '21

"Now when a daddy GPU and a mommy GPU love each other......"

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u/LiquidMantis144 Oct 20 '21

Can we cross breed AMDs with Nvidja?

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u/Sailed_Sea Oct 20 '21

Intels gpu is born.

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u/Elisei32 R5 1600 | GTX 1050 TI | 16GB | LSD | RGB | 123 Oct 20 '21

RTX 3060 Ti + RX 6700 XT = Intel UHD Graphics 630

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u/IncendiaryGamerX Ryzen 7 5800X, Radeon 5600XT, 32GB DDR4, 1.5TB Storage Oct 21 '21

Meanwhile Apple

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u/compaholic83 5950X | X570 Aorus Master | EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra | 32GB 3600MHz Oct 20 '21

Loot crate box

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Update: 99% sure it's not the GPU! I did just get a new AIO and when I installed it I slipped my finger possibly knocked a surface capacitor off. The reason I don't believe it to be the GPU is when I replaced the thermal paste three weeks back I took a picture of the pcb and nothing (capacitor) looks missing so that's good, now I gotta remove my aio pump to check the mb. Which makes sense since the gpu was certified mounted when installing my aio. What sucks is possibly ruined my $200 board 🥺. Better than the $700 gpu tho

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u/DryGreenSharpie Oct 20 '21

Gotta find the pads it fell off. It’s like a $0.10 part and will take anyone with moderate soldering skills less than a min to put back on.

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u/Gardiz Ryzen 5 3600, 16GB 3600mhz, 3080 Ti Oct 21 '21

Hell, the cap itself is probably still fine, could just solder it back on.

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u/E_Blue_2048 Oct 20 '21

What is an AIO?

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u/CRTgamer Oct 20 '21

"All In One" watercooler for the CPU.

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u/CorbinNZ Desktop Oct 21 '21

Should be able to solder it back on if you can find where it fell off of.

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u/DrRobotV2 Oct 20 '21

it's a surprise tool that will help us later.

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u/DaToasty1 RTX 3060 | R7 4800H | 16GB 3200mhz | 144Hz 17.3" IPS 3ms Oct 21 '21

Meeska Mooska mf

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u/bsneqouywonS Oct 20 '21

A baby 3060ti, congratulations

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u/V4peG0d80085 Oct 20 '21

Ask for a replacement.

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Doubt they'll honor it being I opened the card cause MSI did such an amazing job on the thermal paste application. 😬

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u/Habib686 5800X, 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra Oct 20 '21

MSI does not void your warranty for opening the card.

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u/Ro_dog805 Intel Core i7-11700F - GeForce RTX 3060Ti Oct 20 '21

idk why you got downvoted so i’ll give you upvote to no longer be at 0

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u/Large_Dr_Pepper Oct 20 '21

Is there anything indicating that you opened the card?

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u/Habib686 5800X, 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra Oct 20 '21

Doesn't matter, MSI doesn't void your warranty for opening it.

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u/ruwuth i5 7640X - 16GB DDR4@3000 - EVGA GTX 1080 Oct 20 '21

Opening a card does not void a warranty. It’s only void if YOU break it.

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u/1805cry Oct 20 '21

The whole hand fell out? Jeeeez

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u/julgris Oct 20 '21

It is a surface mount component. Despite what people here have suggested, imho you can't with just a picture with certain say what what type of component it is. It's likely either a resistor or capacitor, but other components (inductors, ferrite beads..) can also have the same form factor. If you find where it has been (graphic card, motherboard?), and have some solder skills you can just solder it in place. If you want to know what kind of component it is, it's possible to measure with some equipment. One relatively affordable (not affordable if you only use it once) option is these kind of tweezers ( https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dt71&ref=nb_sb_noss ), which will give you what kind of component it is and what value it has (not as reliable as more expensive equipment, but often close enough). Then it's just to google smd size chart to determine what size it has, and there you have your component.

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u/N2EEE_ Linux Oct 20 '21

EE here, ive yet to see a smt resistor or inductor that is orange/brown, unless burnt to a crisp. Very likely an MLCC

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u/01Ethan10 Oct 20 '21

now you have 3059 TI

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u/Traditional_Hunter81 Oct 20 '21

Looks like a capacitor, if it still works it was probably a filtering to ground cap useful in filtering out any AC voltages on a DC line. Because remember kids caps are DC blocking AC coupling. But honestly hard to tell without seeing the circuit + a schematic.

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u/neu-romancer RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600 | 16 GB Oct 20 '21

Yeah it's a decoupling cap. (0402 SMD, 100nF or 10nF if I had to guess) It just gets spammed near every IC to filter out noise, especially needed in high bandwidth stuff like GPUs are. Will work without one but still kinda important. Don't know how something like that just falls off though, probably either factory fault or it got really hot.

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u/Ev1lC4t Oct 20 '21

That is a Bitcoin

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u/effu2bruh Oct 20 '21

Surface mount capacitor. Count yourself lucky if it still works and don't do it again.

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 20 '21

Don't do what exactly? Should I just blame New World for my card falling apart? Lol

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u/effu2bruh Oct 20 '21

Goddamn you Jeff Bezos. It's all part of his plan to sell more cards on amazon, brick the cards bought elsewhere.

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u/Illustrious_Ad4691 i7-11700, 1070 OC 8G, 64GB @ 3600MHz Oct 20 '21

Steve Ballmer will always be the chairman of my heart

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u/SirFiggleston Oct 20 '21

have fun soldering that shit in

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u/1223wa Oct 20 '21

Maybe I'm dumb but it looks like a diode

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u/chickenJaxson Oct 20 '21

Ceramic capacitor.

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u/WardHopMcGee Oct 20 '21

I also work in SMT. Good lord do not listen to these people that just write it off as an "extra part". Warranty that asap if you can.

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u/LOBSI_Pornchai Oct 20 '21

Oh no, looks like 1 fps fell out of your card

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u/maneco2109 Oct 21 '21

A baby gpu seed. Go bury it in dirt and water it. Will grow up to be a big 3060 some day

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u/Hi-Fidelio Oct 20 '21

Someone shrunk the AllSpark.

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u/Derragon Oct 20 '21

That's a capacitor and while it may work fine with it they're often in parallel with another capacitor - the card might work completely fine in 99.9% of scenarios and crash on that 0.1% occurrence.

RMA the card. No way to know if it fell off due to mishandling or if it was a defect but if it's under warranty use it ASAP. No way to know if it'll last another 10 years or 1 week.

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u/CheddarCroissant 2080S | 3700x Oct 20 '21

its a seed, if you plant it, a graphics card tree will grow. Issue is that they won't have Serial Numbers or warranties.

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u/David0ne86 PC Master Race - Unify x570/5800x/6900xt/32GB DDR4 @3600mhz Oct 20 '21

Looks like a capacitor

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u/adit_t26 OC 5.1GHz i7 9700K | OC GTX 1070Ti | 32GB Oct 20 '21

It may be a filtering Capacitor. It won't affect normal performance but may affect overclocking.

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u/esketch29 Oct 20 '21

I think it’s a surface mount.

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u/Limi_23 Oct 20 '21

Looks like a small capacitor used for filtering usually there are many of them in parallel. It shouldn't be a big deal if the card still works then you are fine.

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u/Thoraxe123 Oct 20 '21

Its an egg. Where do you think 3060tis come from?

Better put that in an incubator

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u/RectalVesuvius Oct 20 '21

That's a bitcoin.

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u/EvenBetterCool PC Master Race Oct 20 '21

That's the TI. Now it's just a 3060... Sorry dude.

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u/benjammin105123 Oct 20 '21

Surface mount capacitor. Probably in parallel with several others for voltage smoothing. I could see it still working if its not a very critical component and used for this.

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u/Toonanocrust Ascending Peasant Oct 20 '21

It’s a government tracker. You’re on a watchlist.

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u/IDislikePotatos Oct 21 '21

Looks like a hand. Capacitor for scale?

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u/battlellama01 PC Master Race 5600X | 3060Ti Ventus 3x | 32GB 3600Mhz Oct 21 '21

Precisely

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u/snufflefrump Oct 21 '21

It's a GPU seed. Plant it in the ground and you'll have a full grown GPU tree in no time.

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u/soulless_ape Oct 21 '21

SMD capacitor or resistor

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u/Rumplesforeskin Ryzen 3700X,X570,32GB,Hybrid 1080,M.2,1440 ultrawide. Oct 21 '21

I would still send this pic to Nvidia support, see what they say or do about it.

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u/TheMegaSnake808 Oct 21 '21

That’s a giga bite

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u/bananananananana1 Oct 21 '21

It's a problem

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u/Unique_Lavishness879 Oct 21 '21

That's a ceramic capacitor.

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u/seijaku-kun Oct 21 '21

a piece of resistance 🥖🇫🇷🥐

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u/Sir_Riffraff Oct 21 '21

It's a seed. Put it into a pot, water it daily and you soon got a 3060-tree!

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u/SimpleAnimat10ns Oct 21 '21

Not sure what it is but after doing some palm readings I don’t see anything bad happening to your 3060Ti in the future

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u/Accomplished-Gap-139 Oct 21 '21

Mini Hellraiser cube

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u/dreadheel Oct 21 '21

That's the part that burns out while you play New World, you can go on and play it without any worries at all now.

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u/strmch8ser Oct 21 '21

It’s a capacitor. Since the GPU is still working with no issues, it’s most likely a bypass capacitor.

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u/Kincadium Oct 21 '21

Last baby tooth. Your Ti is all grown up now.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Looks like poor quality control during the manufacturing process and a small Itty bitty piece of debris fell into your card who knows. If everything is still running fine should be aye okay hahah

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u/ToiletProduction Oct 20 '21

It's FBI camera! 😱

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u/Bonesybill Oct 20 '21

That’s the anti-mining chip. Go go crypto time!!

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u/aphqnixyt Oct 20 '21

The tracking microchip

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u/SyntaxError79 Oct 20 '21

Looks a bit like a Jawa sandcrawler driving through desert.

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u/NGski86 Oct 20 '21

Mini lament configuration.

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u/wherethesugarMamasat Oct 20 '21

This might be unethical but I suggest that you sell it... And then purchase a new one with the same money you sold it for.

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u/John-1243 Oct 20 '21

Its capacitor.

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u/chris6069 Laptop Oct 20 '21

Magic smoke canister. Don’t lose too many!

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u/KTheory9 Oct 20 '21

Just lost a tooth

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u/Red-Jester Desktop Oct 20 '21

That's one of the terraflops. It's a 3059Ti now.

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u/iJet Oct 20 '21

It gave birth!!! Congrats on the 0001Ti! Let’s hope it grows into a 3090Ti this time!

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u/PacxDragon R5 3600, 2070s, 32GB, 1TB 980 Pro Oct 20 '21

That’s the detonator that gets triggered when you play New World.

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u/5th-iteration Oct 20 '21

Not sure because of the focus, but I foresee a long life for you.

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u/DaddyQ8 Oct 20 '21

It just lost his first tooth no worries

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u/nb264 R7 3700x|32GB|rtx3060ti Oct 20 '21

Something small

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u/Adept-Swimmer-1118 Oct 20 '21

Small cap 🧢

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u/GrigoriRasputinUltra Oct 20 '21

Could be decoupling or bypass if shit still works then ehhh who cares

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u/WiseAce1 Oct 20 '21

Nanobot, tracking you is my bet /s

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u/Grinsnap Oct 20 '21

That my friend is a graphic car seed if you plant it a tree that grows graphic Cards of various quality will appear in six months.

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u/MattOsull Oct 20 '21

It's a potatoe.

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u/prolapsethis Oct 20 '21

Helps regulate voltage limiting, I think.

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u/prolapsethis Oct 20 '21

Helps regulate voltage limiting, I think.

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u/13nationarmy i3-10100, GTX 1650 Super, 16GB DDR4 2400 Oct 20 '21

1337th upvote... I'm h4x0r man, that is the only thing keeping me out of your video card :P

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u/FurkinLurkin Oct 20 '21

Baby tooth. Put it under your pillow

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u/LeverTech Oct 20 '21

A flux capacitor

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u/johndrake666 Oct 21 '21

A sign that New World will brick it.

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u/Trumplicksmybutthole Oct 21 '21

Pretty sure that's a Johnson Rod... According to George Costanza that is lol

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u/ch3ze Oct 21 '21

Looks like a small smd cap I'd say if it still works your fine I mean my gtx 780 had a capacitor catch on fire and it still works

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u/SurealGod Cool Oct 21 '21

It looks like a capacitor or resistor. If your card is still working perfectly fine, it might've just been part of a redundancy system for some sort of over voltage protection.

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u/KolesGaming Oct 21 '21

Swallow it and you will overclock yourself

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u/Azgard7530 Oct 21 '21

Capacitance in some filtering circuit. Doesn't matter, the card will work anyway without it.

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u/FlufflePuff_18 🖥X570-E | 3900X h2o | AMD 6900 XT h2o | F4-3600C16Q-32GTZN Oct 21 '21

Its to protect gpu from pushing to far basically safety, the gpu probably gonna die in the future due poor soldering job, i would avoid new world especially, heck i would just contact warranty report it fell of as it shouldn't have fallen off in first place, even if it may look like the gpu is fine it probably won't be for long.

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u/Certain-Scientist-61 Oct 21 '21

A few hundred bucks

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u/Dryja123 Oct 21 '21

It’s a ceramic capacitor.

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u/Computer_Engr Oct 21 '21

Could be a decoupling capacitor, if so you don't need to worry.

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u/MatsGry Oct 21 '21

It’s a capacitor, there are a lot of redundant capacitors. The performance won’t change but overclocking might

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u/Anorion An_Onion Oct 21 '21

Probably a decoupling/filter capacitor. Individual ones usually aren't that important. If it's still in warranty, I'd get it replaced, but otherwise it's probably nbd.

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u/Crazy_N Oct 21 '21

Exactly smd capasitor

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u/LordWeirdDude Oct 21 '21

It's Up Dog.

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u/Puerta_potty Oct 21 '21

Flux capacitor

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u/Bittmap Oct 21 '21

It lost its first tooth! Put it under the pillow!

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u/digs510 Oct 21 '21

Look like a capacitor