If the solder pads haven't been damaged, it should be possible to repair the processor. Whether or not it makes economic sense is another issue entirely. What would it cost you to replace that exact processor, and do you want to "trade up" to a faster processor that works in your system at the same time?I am missing/damaged some capacitors that are on my Xeon E5 chip and wanted to know if there are companies that repair them or if it is possible to do it myself???
Hi All,You need at least a good quality solder iron with a thin tip and a magnifier / microskop. I have done a few of same size but it really is finicky.. If you have good magnifier, stable hands, pincette and a good tip it's possible though. Sometimes it's better to keep the residue on the pads than clean it but it depends on how it looks ofcourse..
Are you bidding on those to try and get them cheap? (eBay listing here)I have two E5-2686 v4 that have some tiny missing capacitors as you can see on the bottom of CPU 1 and 2.
It looks like the pads are still attached to the substrate, so it is probably possible. The second CPU looks like it has a capacitor shorting out to one of the other ones, so it depends on whether the CPU was ever powered up in that condition or not. If those pins are internally connected, it doesn't matter.1. It is possible to replace these capacitors as they are small?
I don't do that sort of repair work for other people, just within my company. And it has to be something we'd take a large loss on (that's what I meant by > $1000) if we just scrapped it instead of fixing it.
Both of these questions depend on what the pair finally sells for - I've seen people bid things like this all the way up to (and sometimes beyond) what un-damaged CPUs would cost.@Lennong - I asked the seller if there is other problems and he informed me that "many on eBay buy CPUs in such condition, repair and resell them. We did not test these CPUs and not sure whether they are working without the capacitors as we did not want to risk damaging the motherboard I believe these can be carefully reworked." What is your opinion on this response ?
@Terry Kennedy - you are right it is the same eBay item put into 1 image for simplicity. Do you think it's worth buying and trying to repair?
You really don't want to practice on these. If you're going to do it, buy some cheap processor and practice taking the caps off and putting them back on. It may also serve as a source for the parts you need.
I also agree with this. I wouldn't recommend replacing those small SMT components on the processor either. If it works then leave it as-is.I would think if you have never worked anything less critical than this then I would not touch it at all !
I don’t want to really discourage people from having a go but it’s something your work your way up to.
You're lucky cause that cap isn't surrounded by other capacitors so it should be as hard to solder it back on. I hope you kept the original capacitor.Hi there, similar problem here.
With one diference I already have the CPU.
It is a Xeon E5 2698 v3 and is missing a capacitor I think, the one on the pic.
How can I find out the specs for it?
I tried without the cap and jumpered on an AsRock X99 extreme4 and no post.
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