I was removing my old dusty Leadtek GeForce 4 Ti4200 video card out of my computer case. I heard and saw something fell off.
I looked at the piece and it looked like a silver capacitor with its black base part came off. Under the black base part were two circular recentangle shapes (conduction?). It doesn't look busted or anything. I think it just needs to be reglued(?)/resoldered(?) back on to the board. Or can I use the card without this piece?
The top said label said:
I believe I found where it came from on the video card because there was an empty spot with the same two circular recentangle shapes. Also, I noticed some old glue (dark orange/brownish color) on them too. Next to it has a label: C2302.
I wonder this is what caused that one incident for my Linux lose video signal one time a few months ago (almost like my XFX card incidents). See http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70516
(GF4 Ti4200) and http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72859
(XFX GeForce 6800) for details. I assume heat caused this to occur because my room is always hot (can be up to 90F degrees!).
Is it safe to reuse this video card? What do I need to put this piece back?