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Anyone know whats up with XFX's warranty stickers on the GPU retention bracket?

I just got a 6970 a few minutes ago and upon opening I noticed that there are warranty stickers ON the screws, is the warranty void if you remove it?

I bought the 6970 with the sole intention of installing a waterblock on it, and the warranty service is the ONLY reason why I picked XFX over other brands - surely they can't expect everyone to use the reference cooler?

And thanks in advance guys, will rep for lending me a hand smile.gif
post #2 of 10
They say it's only for EU so people in EU get screwed.
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Short answer: Basically they say your warranty is VOID if you remove the sticker, but I had to remove mine for the wb. I called their warranty service and they said putting the block on doesn't VOID it, but I haven't had the need to do it.
Edited by OverSightX - 11/4/11 at 9:50am
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post #4 of 10
Heat it up with a blow dryer so it becomes less sticky and you can remove it. Then do the same thing and put it back if you need to RMA the card.
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Getting mixed answers here
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With XFX in US? I already asked that question with XFX last time and
they said it's ok as long as you're not going to damage the card. I saved
their email reply to me just in case.


If you don't believe me you can ask them too if you want =)


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I had 3 XFX 280's back in the day. EK WB's installed.. had an issues I sent it in with cooler detached they send me back a new one. I then sold all 3 cards for an upgrade and person registered his warranty... hope this helps!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Agenesis;15570398 
Getting mixed answers here

If you're in North America you can ignore it.
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Its okay to remove if you are replacing the TIM or even adding a waterblock.

I removed mine to replace the TIM and after a year it died so I went on their site to set up an RMA and I told them that I had removed the warranty sticker to replace the TIM,
I even told them I used powder free latex gloves when handling the card because XFX is known to back fire on customers stating that there was residue on the cards due to customer error which would void a replacement.

Sent in my old card they sent me a new one.
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If you're in North America you can ignore it.

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