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    How to change the PCI Slot?


    Hi Folks,

    Got this MSI 945GCM5; 7267 ver 5, Mobo.
    Since I bought it from my friend one of the PCI slots seems to be be in loose condition; putting my Sound card does not firmly fit into the slot resulting in non detection of the card by XP. it takes 1 hour sometimes to fit the card into the slot where the card could get detected by Windows. Pins inside are ok. my observation is the pins inside has loosened a bit and now the card tilts even with a slight touch.

    Anyone suggests a PCI Slot replacement? How to do that? using a Air solder? Do PCI slots have any polarity issues like Capacitors?
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    Email the manufacturer, and I'm sure they'll have some solutions for you. Don't try anything too risky or you might void the warranty.
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    Originally Posted by ComputeNext
    Email the manufacturer, and I'm sure they'll have some solutions for you. Don't try anything too risky or you might void the warranty.
    its a Refurbished Mobo.
    No Warranty, I bought this Creative Xfi Go USB Soundcard and things are fine now. Not using any PCI card.
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    Even though the OP has a solution, for future reference I believe it's worth a post.

    For all the effort of changing the physical surround of the PCI slot, it's really not worth it. You would have to unsolder the whole slot and resolder in a new one. I don't know that it would have been *that* loose that it was loosing electrical connection, certainly the first time I've ever heard of it happening.

    Much more likely is a fault in the southbridge or a problem with the bios.
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    Originally Posted by greywolfau
    Even though the OP has a solution, for future reference I believe it's worth a post.

    For all the effort of changing the physical surround of the PCI slot, it's really not worth it. You would have to unsolder the whole slot and resolder in a new one. I don't know that it would have been *that* loose that it was loosing electrical connection, certainly the first time I've ever heard of it happening.

    Much more likely is a fault in the southbridge or a problem with the bios.

    Hmm, I grounded the idea of changing the PCI slot and got a New USB Creative Sound Card.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Originally Posted by ComputeNext
    Email the manufacturer, and I'm sure they'll have some solutions for you. Don't try anything too risky or you might void the warranty.
    Lol i agree with you It would be affect on warranty.

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