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Old 11-26-2005, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some things to do cause i just screwed up big time. I was taking a heatsink i had superglued on to the memory off and when i was the thing cracked in half and of course now i get all the garbage from a screwed up card. This thing is kinda old so IDK if PNY will take it back. Can i still RMA it to them?
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think pny has a super warrenty like eVGA or BFG

Next time I'd stick with a more reputible brand.

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Old 11-26-2005, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Taking off a heatsink on a GPU voids your warranty I believe, your out of luck probably.
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. I don't think they'll RMA it, the warranty is probobly up.
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that sucks. but if you went with eVGA, even if you take the stock heatsink off and put water cooling or a third party heatsink they said they will take it back as long as you still have the original heatsink
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You guys dont understand. 1) a friend gave this card to me before i got my 6800GT a while ago. 2) I didnt take the GPU heatsink off i put ram heatsinks on and wanted to take them off. Well i superglued them on and now one of the ram chips has a big crack in it. 3) All of my PNY cards came w/ a paper in it saying dont take it back to the store blah blah. They all have Limited Lifetime warranty. I figured sense this card isnt a Geforce2 or something then maybe they would still take it back. Considering this is the only Personal Cinema card they made and they still fully support it on their site. I just dont know how to go about sending it back to them.
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you cracked a RAM chip the card is dead. That's all there is to it. Why on earth would you superglue the heatsink the the RAM chip?? That dosn't even transfer heat!
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i believe the proper stuff to use would have artic silver thermal adhesive but w/e

did the ram chips have anything covering them before?

if not its going to be by sheer luck if they accept it for rma
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Actualy if you put thermal paste in the middle and super glue on the outside it transfers heat and its the only thing i could afford at the time. Also there was nothing on the chips before. Belive it or not the card still works but there are lines and garbage haha.
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With a proper amount of some good persuasion/social engineering, and a couple of lies, you can probably get them to send you a whole new one.

Smart thing would be NOT to mention the heatsink you superglued on it...
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