The video card broke on the KeyPaso.

Fig.01 Radeon 9200 SE
   Continued from “FUJITSU 30 pin display connector —>> DVI-D.”.
   In the early morning on Mar. 14, my mission complete and very very glad, then I watched a lot of videos on my KeyPaso with the FUJITSU 30 pin display. Two days later, i.e. on Mar.16, I heard a strange sound from the KeyPaso when I watched a video and suddenly got bad pictures on the display. What happened? (≧o≦)
   Finally I found out the video card broke. 。゚・(≧o≦)・゚。 。゚・(≧o≦)・゚。
   I talked to FHさん on his BBS again. This time juneさん also helped me. The two, from the outset, said the top of the capacitors slightly expanded when they saw the photo(Fig.01). But I didn’t agree with them because of my newbie idiot head (^_^;). That made me go a long way round. Grrrrr.
   My first act was to get a GX-6200 at the Yahoo Auction. It was on Mar.18 and I had the GX-6200 on Mar. 22.

   While I waited the GX-6200, I found my video card had no heatsink. The GX-6200 has a full-sized heatsink, so I thought I had to remove the heatsink from the new card if I had it at that time. But after having the GX-6200 and talking about it on the FHさん’s BBS, I realized the problem was not only the heatsink. The KeyPaso chassis is very small. Though I removed the heatsink from the GX-6200, the capacitors and other things had still stuck and I was not able to close the KeyPaso chassis. I think my old Radeon 9200 SE PCI is an OEM product for KeyPaso. Because the Radeon 9200 SE PCI cards without a heatsink I found on the Internet do not look to be loadable to the KeyPaso.

   FHさん suggested to me that I removed the capacitors and other things and re-installed them to the other side of the video card. But I hesitated because I had no confidence about my skill. With my hesitation I surfed the Internet and saw a lot of capacitor images, and then I suddenly understood FHさん and juneさん were correct about the capacitor expansion. Hereon it was also clear for me. So, I began to think about the replacement of the three capacitors on the old video card. The three capacitors were all 1000μF, 6.3V.

Fig.02 Replaced capacitors
   Before trying FHさん’s suggestion, I wanted to replace the capacitors on the Radeon 9200 SE PCI. Because this work became a practice for me even if I failed it. But there was a big problem. I could not find real stores which sold capacitors near my residence. Oops!! It was already late at night when I thought of a way to get capacitors. I pulled out the old broken FMVH70K7V from the closet, and took it apart. I found capacitors I needed there and replaced them. After this, I re-installed the old Radeon 9200 SE PCI to the KeyPaso and checked it out. It worked well. Wow!!
Fig.03 Damaged capacitors

   By the way, the old capacitors were very damaged(Fig.03).
Fug.04 My original heatsink
   Another problem still remained, it was the heatsink. Originally, the old Radeon 9200 SE PCI had no heatsink. But it is needed. Or my KeyPaso will have the same trouble sometime soon. However I could not use normal heatsinks I have for it because all of them got stuck in the KeyPaso chassis. FHさん suggested to me that I made an original heatsink of an aluminum sheet. I got an aluminum sheet sized 300 x 100 x 1.5mm and shaped a heatsink like the Fig.04. Very cluuuuuuuuuuumsy ha-ha-ha.
Fig.05 Before and after

   I installed this heatsink with thermal compound and double-sided tape as spacers on the Radeon 9200 SE. Here is a data sheet before and after(Fig.05). I don’t know this data is correct or not because the software told different results each time when I checked them out.
   We used the software on other PCs. After that, juneさん told me that he thought the software (HWMonitor) could not differentiate sensors though it could recognize them. But we don’t think the measured values have no relation with the real values (^_^;). If the KeyPaso is a desktop PC, I can feel its temperatures with my hand directly, but in this case couldn’t. So, I gave up about this. juneさん was kind enough to give me simple heatsinks, so I installed them on the Radeon 9200 SE(Fig.06).
Fig.06 Simple heatsinks

   The KeyPaso chassis is very small, so I worried about its airflow. I removed the hole cover, the hole exists the left side of the KeyPaso for installing a CD device instead of a PCI Expansion Card. Also, I am slightly anxious about dust though. That is just to console myself (^_^;).
   By the way, here is the reprint(Japanese) of a part of FHさん’s BBS again, which appears his courtesy.
   Anyway, mission complete. Is it OK I believe it? Well, the KeyPaso works well now.
   Come to think of it, how do I use GX-6200?

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