- My brand new to me QICK319 has a bad 8 pin connector.
Bro are you sure you're not trying to plug an 8 pin EPS cable instead of the GPU cable?
I can't see anything wrong with the quality of your picture but I know that these cables when the connector is new on the GPU, it might require a bit of force to push it inwards.ID: hj7hsqh
I got it! Broke it free and managed to grab it with tweezersID: hj7iy6q
No there is a physical blockage.ID: hj7fyy8
It’s impossible for me to get a picture inside that pin but it’s as if the plug isn’t cut all the way out in that one area. I’m using pci cables it’s different than the other 8 pin on the same card.ID: hj7gk6i
I can see it, I zoomed it and cropped, there's excess plastic that shouldn't be there.
Ah man, sucks. If you don't want to go diy route you might have to return it.ID: hj7gacd
The one pin that has a thicker “shadow” isn’t actually a shadow it’s extra plastic
AHHH I BROKE IT FREE AND GOT IT!
Side note: everyone needs an ifixit tool kit
My $800 QICK319 6700xt just arrived. YAY! Except one of the 8 pin plugs has a piece of plastic chilling in it that won’t allow me to plug one of my psu cables in. I’m sure it’s hard to see in the pictures but it’s solid. I tried to move it with a nylon tool.
What do you think I should do? RMA with xfx? Return to Bestbuy and fight for another card? I was so happy to finally snag something to replace my gtx980. Hate my life right now.
Edit: it’s hard to see but it’s the 8 pin on the right and the top left pin on that plug.ID: hj7f9no
Are you talking about the connection on the right, The #1 pin on the top left corner?
If it's small I would get a metal pick, heat it up and try to melt the plastic just a bit so the connector would fit.ID: hj7fhe3
Ehhhh I’m not putting heat to my brand new double the msrp card but thanks for the idea
What's bad about it?ID: hj7ev73
I just commented. It’s hard to see but in the plug on the right (and the top left pin) the molding isn’t formed correctly and the hole won’t allow my psu cable to go all the way in.
I don't see anything blocking in the picture, hmmID: hj7g85m
See how the shadow on that one pin is a bit thicker? That’s black plastic not a shadowID: hj7gmv0
going with the numbering logic in the picture .. what pin?
Did the plastic of the connector maybe just break off?
If you compare them, the one on the top (of the picture) goes all the way, the lower one has a angle and isnt clean, like it broke off, and now is stuck inside the housing, likely due to force.
I would try to get the plastic out with a toothpick or something like that.ID: hj7i3a8
I got it. I’m assuming the mold for the 8 pin just wasn’t clean or something.
It's a GND pin on the extra 8pin pair. Get some cheap extension or 6pin->8pin adapter and cut off that one pin. It will work fine. 6 pairs are overkill for that card anyway. (Or you know, scrape it out with a needle, flat screwdriver or something)ID: hj7hyo9
It was solid which is why I posted here. But I did managed to break it free and extract it. Thanks!