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    Question Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    Hi

    I have this problem, a week ago i tried to reboot my computer, with a EX-UD5 motherboard.
    And it got stuck in a fake boot or something.
    So i tried everything like getting it out of the case and disconnecting almost everything exept the most basic things, like 1 stick of memory and cpu and vga, and it didnt work i kept displaying error code 88.
    I even tried a different power supply and still nothing.
    So i thought ill RMA it to the webshop where i got it from.
    So they said no warranty userdamage and i was like WTF?!
    So i got it back and when i looked at the socket there were a few bent pins on serveral places on the socket.
    I dont know if i did it or them but thats not relevant to me.
    I wonder how Gigabyte feels about this and how they would fix it if i would RMA it to them.
    Would they just replace the board because of the pins and or bios?
    Because i dont think the pin damage is bad enough to make me pc stop working, not suddenly that is.
    But there is still a possibility it doesnt work now, because of the bent pins.
    What do i do now?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    They may deny it as well, or you could tell them you are willing to pay to have them fix it and see what they say. Sometimes they will fix it and charge you, other times not.

    Bent pins can for sure make the board not work, one pin can do it even. If you have several then it is likely for sure not going to work

    Can you post some pics of the damage?

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    Default Re: Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    They may deny it as well, or you could tell them you are willing to pay to have them fix it and see what they say. Sometimes they will fix it and charge you, other times not.

    Bent pins can for sure make the board not work, one pin can do it even. If you have several then it is likely for sure not going to work

    Can you post some pics of the damage?
    Hey, thanks for your answer :D

    i made a few pics:

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    I dont know if their clear enough.
    So i should just RMA the board to Gigabyte, and see what they say?
    btw i already bought a new UD5 like 2 days after the first one died but at a different webshop:P, Gigabyte is the way to go and that webshop isnt:P

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    Default Re: Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    Ya, those are not the best pics. But I can see the damage. I can't see if you would be able to fix it though from those images.

    I can tell you what Gigabyte will say if you just send it in. They will tell you the same as the store did. You will need to be honest up front in the RMA Form and ask if you can pay for a new socket to be put on. Otherwise you will be paying shipping again for nothing as they will deny it most likely if you do not ask about it first and tell them you are willing to pay to fix it.

    So your new board is working fine then I take it? Hope so

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    Yeah the new board is great :D
    how much will a new socket cost me? will it be worth it?
    because after all i dont need two boards :P

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    Default Re: Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    Not sure what Gigabyte charges, and or if they will always allow it as an option or not. You will just have to ask, last I heard about someone doing so it was $50 or $60 I believe

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    Default Re: Corrupt BIOS and bent pins

    Alright ill think about it when, i have some spare money lol


    Update: I tried bending some pins back in place, and i broke one:|
    Last edited by DaWur; 06-26-2009 at 01:55 AM.

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