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Hi guys I know this sounds dumb but I got my gtx 680 with the backplate and the serial number sticker was covering some holes and looked ugly. I tried taking it off but I completely destroyed the sticker and still can't get some pieces off. Will this completely void my warranty. It says it will on EVGA website but I was wondering if this happened to anyone else. I feel dumb. The card is working great but I hope I didn't void the 3 year warranty.
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Hi guys I know this sounds dumb but I got my gtx 680 with the backplate and the serial number sticker was covering some holes and looked ugly. I tried taking it off but I completely destroyed the sticker and still can't get some pieces off. Will this completely void my warranty. It says it will on EVGA website but I was wondering if this happened to anyone else. I feel dumb. The card is working great but I hope I didn't void the 3 year warranty.

I hate to be the one to break it to you but they did just void your warranty. That sticker is the only thing with the serial number that's attached to the actual hardware. It proves manufacturing date and the warranty is based for three years from that date.

If you sent that in for any RMA and the sticker is not on the back of your card they will return the card without fixing or replacing it. Also if someone else buys that from you they won't have any warranty proof that will transfer over to them.

I don't know what to tell you at this point. Sorry to hear this.
     
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I hate to be the one to break it to you but they did just void your warranty. That sticker is the only thing with the serial number that's attached to the actual hardware. It proves manufacturing date and the warranty is based for three years from that date.
If you sent that in for any RMA and the sticker is not on the back of your card they will return the card without fixing or replacing it. Also if someone else buys that from you they won't have any warranty proof that will transfer over to them.
I don't know what to tell you at this point. Sorry to hear this.

Ya that sucks. I really feel stupid. I left the sticker on one of the cards but tried to remove it off the second. I thought you were allowed to move them but it didn't want to come off and I ruined it. Hopefully the card will be ok. It's running good now.
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Happens to the best of us. I left the protective plastic film that covers the circle on the fan with my GTX 580 for almost 4 months before I realized it. tongue.gif

One OCN member left his on and it eventually came off when running which got sucked up into the fan blade and melted on the PCB.
     
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Stickers are annoying. Most people who build computers with £500 GPUs care about how it looks, so stickers are going to annoy most people. As my card didn't have a backplate the sticker was on the PCB so i got a backplate to cover it up. So many other ways they could do it, sometimes i think they do things like this so that a few people do remove and void warranty.
    
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Stickers are annoying. Most people who build computers with £500 GPUs care about how it looks, so stickers are going to annoy most people. As my card didn't have a backplate the sticker was on the PCB so i got a backplate to cover it up. So many other ways they could do it, sometimes i think they do things like this so that a few people do remove and void warranty.

It drives me nuts. I have this beautiful system and the gpu has a great backplate and I look in my case window and the first thing I see is the stupid sticker, which is impossible to move. It completely falls apart. I dont understand why they couldn't have just left it on the pcb or a place that is not right on top where you look. The backplate is obviously mostly for looks so why do that. This card is so beautiful in every other way, especially compared to that green and yellow ZOTAC I had.
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Happens to the best of us. I left the protective plastic film that covers the circle on the fan with my GTX 580 for almost 4 months before I realized it. tongue.gif
One OCN member left his on and it eventually came off when running which got sucked up into the fan blade and melted on the PCB.

Damn that sux. I also left that circular plastic on but only after about a day of use. The second card made me realize there was plastic on the fan. If I didn't get the second card I wouldn't have realized.

Either way I really love the look of the EVGA FTW with the backplates. They go really nice with the 3 way sli ROG white and black connector. Since you are supposed to put 2 gpu's in slots 1 and 4 on the RIVE the 3 way sli connector fits perfect and I think looks so much better.
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It drives me nuts. I have this beautiful system and the gpu has a great backplate and I look in my case window and the first thing I see is the stupid sticker, which is impossible to move. It completely falls apart. I dont understand why they couldn't have just left it on the pcb or a place that is not right on top where you look. The backplate is obviously mostly for looks so why do that. This card is so beautiful in every other way, especially compared to that green and yellow ZOTAC I had.

So your saying the GTX 680's that come with back plate already installed have the S/N sticker on the back plate itself and not inside on the back of the PCB? I didn't know that.

I've never seen that because all my cards are I order are without back plate and then I buy it afterward separately and install it myself.

That really does suck. It's one of the two reasons anyone puts a back plate on the card. First is protection and second more important to us who like to gaze in their self built systems, for aesthetics. redface.gif

The only reason I can guess them doing that is so the buyer can see the S/N sticker and validate it's there without having to remove the back plate. They should be putting that sticker on in manufacturing before the back plate and have us trust them. I'm sorry to hear that.

When the S/N sticker is on the PCB it's almost barely on there because of the circuitry keeping it from making a solid stick. I can almost peel right off whole.

Edited to add: SO technically if that card should die out you can switch back plates and they would not be the wiser. When you call them you can always give them other S/N number off the other back plate. Since I'm taking it you only did it to the card you can see the top card?

Did you take off that back plate and look inside anyway? it might be a second sticker under there.
     
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Well if it bothers you guys that much, then just buy my gtx 680 and the backplate won't have a sticker on it. wink.gif
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So your saying the GTX 680's that come with back plate already installed have the S/N sticker on the back plate itself and not inside on the back of the PCB? I didn't know that.
I've never seen that because all my cards are I order are without back plate and then I buy it afterward separately and install it myself.
That really does suck. It's one of the two reasons anyone puts a back plate on the card. First is protection and second more important to us who like to gaze in their self built systems, for aesthetics. redface.gif
The only reason I can guess them doing that is so the buyer can see the S/N sticker and validate it's there without having to remove the back plate. They should be putting that sticker on in manufacturing before the back plate and have us trust them. I'm sorry to hear that.
When the S/N sticker is on the PCB it's almost barely on there because of the circuitry keeping it from making a solid stick. I can almost peel right off whole.
Edited to add: SO technically if that card should die out you can switch back plates and they would not be the wiser. When you call them you can always give them other S/N number off the other back plate. Since I'm taking it you only did it to the card you can see the top card?
Did you take off that back plate and look inside anyway? it might be a second sticker under there.[/quote

I obviously love the card and I'm not trying to be nitpicky but I hate to be out the warranty. I will see if there is another one on the pcb. The backplate material makes it so the sticker is like impossible to remove. I was just thinking about moving it. At least now someone else won't try it.
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