Flipping broken hardware

Good evening IQfy, my laptop's 2080 MXM recently burned a fuse or a capacitor or a resistor or something (picrel), so now I want to sell it. There is visible damage (the component literally looks burnt, but I reckon it's replaceable), so I believe that fixing it is all that is required to get it to work again
Now, the actual question is: How much should I charge for it? Keep in mind that
-It's ~€1k new on ebay and the manufacturer's site
-I've seen offers on ebay for 600€ for a used (but still functional) card
I've been thinking 350€ as a starting point, but I don't know where to set my lower limit. 300€ is ideal, but I guess I can settle for 250€
Is that too low? Too high? Apologies if this is the wrong board, but it's probably better than asking on IQfy

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming you are honest with the buyer and your listing, I think those numbers are fair.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm having a bit of a hard time since a friend of mine is claiming that even 300€ is too much for a mere 2080

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm having a bit of a hard time since a friend of mine is claiming that even 300€ is too much for a mere 2080
        i can get an equivalent 3000/4000 series new at around that price so why would i pay 300-600?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    capacitors don't spontaneously explode for no reason, it's probably a symptom of something else
    also selling something like this on ebay is begging to get scammed
    /wsr/ might be a better board

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well, it just suddenly stopped working and then I noticed the broken component, hence my asumption
      I might ask on /wsr/ as well, that was the other board I considered, thanks

      > I believe that fixing it is all that is required to get it to work again
      Coming from someone who cant actually fix this the guess is completely worthless. You are selling a broken laptop, so yes I would pay accordingly

      If the fix is really that easy, pay someone to do it and sell a working laptop

      Aye, it's close to worthless, but I could have done worse
      Oh yeah, I'm also only selling the GPU, not the laptop as a whole, I already sold the RAM and CPU
      I might look into having someone else fix it, but since I don't know where to start, selling the broken card seemed like the easiest option, especially considering that I've seen a few other listings for broken (desktop) GPUs
      Thanks for the advice though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        your laptop has a removable discrete gpu?
        what kinds of other laptops is it compatible with?
        If it's only compatible with the same model of laptop then yeah its over

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well, it's an MXM card, so any laptop that supports MXM (which is every laptop with a removable GPU that I've seen) can run it if there's enough power (this one is 150W, which is actually the same tdp as the laptop 1080)

          >Given that it worked flawlessly before and that the chance of multiple components failing simultaneously is pretty low
          How could you know? Then say it's only that one component in description so the buyer can rightfully chargeback if it's not.
          [...]
          Sadomasochist device, because they are a pain to weld with a simple soldering iron.

          Well, the description does mention that while it's the likely culprit, I do not have the know-how to confirm it, so I should be safe from chargebacks

          [...]
          [...]
          >capacitors don't spontaneously explode for no reason, it's probably a symptom of something else
          Not true, ceramic capacitors do indeed short circuit on their own, usually due to thermal stress

          Just remove it and try if it works, a couple weeks ago I had a short on a 5V rail on a motherboard, found that one bypass cap was getting hot with a thermal camera, once removed the short was gone and it powered on.

          I'm not sure if I want to damage it further, I think I'll just see how much this guy is willing to pay and then seal the deal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well, it just suddenly stopped working and then I noticed the broken component, hence my asumption
      I might ask on /wsr/ as well, that was the other board I considered, thanks

      [...]
      Aye, it's close to worthless, but I could have done worse
      Oh yeah, I'm also only selling the GPU, not the laptop as a whole, I already sold the RAM and CPU
      I might look into having someone else fix it, but since I don't know where to start, selling the broken card seemed like the easiest option, especially considering that I've seen a few other listings for broken (desktop) GPUs
      Thanks for the advice though

      You, sir, are a real hero

      [...]
      Yeah... do you reckon 150 or 200 is fine then? Got someone who started negotiations with 100€, so I don't want to push too high

      [...]
      Given that it worked flawlessly before and that the chance of multiple components failing simultaneously is pretty low, I believe there's a high probability of that one being the only broken part

      >capacitors don't spontaneously explode for no reason, it's probably a symptom of something else
      Not true, ceramic capacitors do indeed short circuit on their own, usually due to thermal stress

      Just remove it and try if it works, a couple weeks ago I had a short on a 5V rail on a motherboard, found that one bypass cap was getting hot with a thermal camera, once removed the short was gone and it powered on.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > I believe that fixing it is all that is required to get it to work again
    Coming from someone who cant actually fix this the guess is completely worthless. You are selling a broken laptop, so yes I would pay accordingly

    If the fix is really that easy, pay someone to do it and sell a working laptop

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i bet there is more to that than just that capacitor or whatever

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I should also mention that the pc instantly shuts down whenever I plug it in, so I'm fairly certain that it's overloading the MB or whatever, lending credence to my theory that it is indeed the component
      I'll obviously include that in my listing though, of course it's just a guess

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's a decoupling capacitor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You, sir, are a real hero

      >I'm having a bit of a hard time since a friend of mine is claiming that even 300€ is too much for a mere 2080
      i can get an equivalent 3000/4000 series new at around that price so why would i pay 300-600?

      Yeah... do you reckon 150 or 200 is fine then? Got someone who started negotiations with 100€, so I don't want to push too high

      $25-50 "for parts", you're not even sure this is the only dead SMD, merchant.

      Given that it worked flawlessly before and that the chance of multiple components failing simultaneously is pretty low, I believe there's a high probability of that one being the only broken part

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no, the odds of one very serious problem causing smaller, more visible problems downstream are not low

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Given that it worked flawlessly before and that the chance of multiple components failing simultaneously is pretty low
        How could you know? Then say it's only that one component in description so the buyer can rightfully chargeback if it's not.

        >SMD
        what the frick did you just say?

        Sadomasochist device, because they are a pain to weld with a simple soldering iron.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Now, the actual question is: How much should I charge for it? Keep in mind that
    fix it yourself by paying some guy 50-100 euro and sell it for 600 euro

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    $25-50 "for parts", you're not even sure this is the only dead SMD, merchant.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >SMD
      what the frick did you just say?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those similar circuits consist of a chip (probably a DC/DC converter), capacitors and a shielded power inductor
    I am guessing that each of those circuits generate different voltages needed on the board, and the blown capacitor is likely due to an overvoltage condition

    the capacitor is probably not crucial for the pcb to function, so I am guessing it is not the problem, although it would make sense to replace it anyway.
    Most likely the black chip next to it is toast as well. The inductor could also be broken without showing signs since it is under a lead shield

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