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So I recently bought a used 470 with a Ek block on here and I decided to take a look at the block as I heard they have issue.Is this corrosion or not?What to do now?Would I be able to RMA it?

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Yes it looks like corrosion as the nickel has been worn away leaving exposed copper. I have no idea if you can RMA a second hand block through EK. Did the seller inform you it was in this condition?
 
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Originally Posted by mdatmo;14624080 
Yes it looks like corrosion as the nickel has been worn away leaving exposed copper. I have no idea if you can RMA a second hand block through EK. Did the seller inform you it was in this condition?

Nope.He said he didn't bother to look.
    
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someone from here sold it to ya?!!
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looks like the nickel plating isssue, and im unsure of EK's warranty policy
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Originally Posted by 10halec;14624155 
someone from here sold it to ya?!!

Yes and I already sent him pm.Don't know it he will help or what.Sucks big time but i guess that is how you learn.
    
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;14624171 
looks like the nickel plating isssue, and im unsure of EK's warranty policy

Sending them a message and picture now and hope they can help.If not i am S.O.L with this.
    
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post #8 of 47
If you can't get warranty, then look into stripping it to bare copper. That block has the known Nickel corrosion issue.
     
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post #9 of 47
I know first hand that it won't affect your temps and in my case (seven bad blocks) the nickel particulates did not clog anything including the cpu (most common thing in a loop to get clogged).

To rma it, you need the original invoice, so contact the seller if you bought it used to see if they can help you. Depending on who is the retailer the block was originally purchased from, EK will let you know where to ship it to (I think they are still covering the shipping expenses, though check with EK support) if they approve your rma.

Good luck and you have alternatives if the rma does not go through. Some good ideas are to strip the nickel using a chemical stripper or sandblasting (you might have to consider getting this done professionally if you have no idea how to do so).

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ezveedub;14624208 
If you can't get warranty, then look into stripping it to bare copper. That block has the known Nickel corrosion issue.

Yeah I hope I don't have to lol
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Originally Posted by wermad;14624211 
I know first hand that it won't affect your temps and in my case (seven bad blocks) the nickel particulates did not clog anything including the cpu (most common thing in a loop to get clogged).

To rma it, you need the original invoice, so contact the seller if you bought it used to see if they can help you. Depending on who is the retailer the block was originally purchased from, EK will let you know where to ship it to (I think they are still covering the shipping expenses, though check with EK support) if they approve your rma.

Good luck and you have alternatives if the rma does not go through. Some good ideas are to strip the nickel using a chemical stripper or sandblasting (you might have to consider getting this done professionally if you have no idea how to do so).

-wermad

I already sent him a Pm and waiting on a response.I hope I don't have to strip or sand blast it.Thanks for the info any ways.Just might used it like this if rma wont work.
    
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