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post #1 of 13
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I received my new Asus Sabertooth today and upon looking it over, I discovered a possible defect. Near the "boot device LED" just below the south bridge, I noticed what looks like an unattached wire or broken lose from the solder. Maybe someone here can check their board. I suspect this is just a "brace" for the silver "capacitor" looking thing. I hate RMA's this will piss me off if I have to send it back before I even install it. I can't test it out because I don't have all of my components of my build. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 13
Should be fine, every motherboard I've seen has the same looking component.
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post #3 of 13
mine came the same way. just insert that end back in the hole. maybe we got our boards from the same factory tongue.gif
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post #4 of 13
well to me i think it is messed up. have you tried talking to the support about it? TYdPr.png thats what it should look like.
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post #5 of 13
Mine's the same, and I've had mine since the week it came out. Shouldnt be a prob.
post #6 of 13
It's not right, it looks pretty beat up too.
Here is what it should look like.
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post #7 of 13
no need to call support. just get some tweezers and place it back in the hole.. (that sounded worse than it actually is lol) tongue.gif
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post #8 of 13
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I can't reinsert it back in the hole because it was never in. It's filled with solder and I'm not putting heat to it. It seems it's just a brace and the other side is pretty solid. Funny, they claim this board goes through rigorous testing and inspection. NOT. I hope I'm not gonna regret my first ASUS mobo.rolleyes.gif
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post #9 of 13
i seriously doubt you will. in any case, just keep that pic for evidence.
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post #10 of 13
Its not a power/data connection, its just strength wire so You cant rip it out because it can be ripped out easily.

The MBO should work fine without the wire too.
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