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Warranty after removed stock fan.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mc_bob, 15 May 2006.

  1. mc_bob

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    Hi,
    How do manufacturers know if the stock heatsink and fan has been removed?
    The only thing thats been changed on his card is the thermal paste since they done a shabby job of it initially.
    Do they even check if it wen't in for an RMA?

    Cheers.

    MC_Bob
     
  2. wellibob

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    if it goes **** up, place stock cooler back on, and say "nothink"
     
  3. dale1uk

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    Wouldn't of thought they'd check unless there are signs of damage caused by removing the heatsink.
     
  4. LoadsaMoney

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    ;)

    They ain't gona go over it with a magnifying glass to see. :p
     
  5. =assassin=

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  6. Goksly

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    To be honest, thats a very gay thing to do.

    Prolly not going to go down well with the masses, but ho hum.
     
  7. mc_bob

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    Ok cool, the stock cooler was already on, just AC5 was put on.
    Thanks and we'll see what happens.

    MC_Bob
     
  8. ken1307

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    ^ :D

    I never understand why removing stock cooler on gfx would void the warranty :confused:
     
  9. mc_bob

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    I think its an easy way of damaging the core, just protecting themselves.

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  10. Goksly

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    Not really too hard to think why in all honesty? People will damage the card either by placing it on something unsuitable, leading to electronic damage, or generally being rough with it and breaking one of the many components on the board. Also when unscrewing the screws, slipping and damaging the pcb etc etc.

    So, there seem to be plenty of reason for that voiding the warrenty.
     
  11. ken1307

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    wouldnt that apply for cpu too? I meant if theres no physical damages then the warranty should be voided :)
     
  12. wellibob

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    It seems touching any component card without an oxygen free zone, or anti static enviroments, invalidates a warrentee. Speak no evil, and they see no evil. :D
     
  13. Goksly

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    Cant say Ive read up on the warrent slip provided witht he CPU... but I can see how they are different, as the CPU does not come supplied on the motherboard with heatsink attached etc etc.
     
  14. mc_bob

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    WTF is this about.
    Just put the card back in and it wrks fine!!!
    Think selling is in order.

    MC_Bob
     
  15. Darkwave

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    Removing the stock cooler does invalidate the warranty, but only if you have someone who works for the manufacturer stood over your shoulder when you do it. If you don't cause any collateral damage to the graphics card, and put the cooler back on properly, nobody will know.

    Of course, if anyone tries that trick after knowingly breaking the graphics card by being too rough with it, I will seriously question their morals. It's theft if they send you a new one for nothing and you know you broke it.
     
  16. quadboi

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    Darn, I wont be doing it then :mad:
     
  17. mc_bob

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    Ok yeah I agree.


    Well no the card doesnt work, with no overclocking it artifacts in windows and locks up and screams im broken.
    RMA it is.
    Work for about 10 mins though.
    And also im writing on that computer with no grpahics card through remote desktop connection :O

    Thanks.

    MC_Bob
     
  18. Darkwave

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    Aye, I'd RMA it.
     
  19. Clockaholic

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    Im sure I've read it somewhere either on Intels or AMDs retail chips, warranty is void if not used with HSF supplied.