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Ordered 3 new EK GTX 680 MSI Lightning blocks. All are sealed in their original packaging.

One (not all three) of the blocks exhibited the following "issues." Any idea what it is caused by? Would it cause any issue if the blocks are used?



Thanks.
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From what I can see, it looks like a mark made from a spark from a TIG welder thinking.gif
Or, maybe a stain from some acetone!

I don't think I'd be worried about it smile.gif
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Are you sure that it's not dust particles stuck between the protective film and the block? I'd try to peel it off for closer inspection. However, they're not on the contact surfaces so it's fine (performance wise). smile.gif
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Are you sure that it's not dust particles stuck between the protective film and the block? I'd try to peel it off for closer inspection. However, they're not on the contact surfaces so it's fine (performance wise). smile.gif

I'm fairly certain it's on the block as it does not move when the plastic is shifted over it. The reason I haven't opened it yet is that I ordered from a new place and I don't want any hassle with RMA. Thanks for the input.
Edited by D749 - 11/10/12 at 6:42pm
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