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post #11 of 30
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Yup, that's the switch that's broken off. I'm very tempted to jump the two contacts with some solder, but what if it still doesn't work? This card does have a warranty. What I was going to do originally is use a little super glue to attach the switch back on the card and send it to MSi that way. If it appears to have been altered - i.e., has some solder crap on it - I think they will void my warranty.
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So that DIP switch was broken... hmm Juano is right, that will cause error in booting. I never had experience for this but in theory it should be fixed by re-attach the broken line on DIP switch... I mean you need to sholder the broken line, not sure about this because it needs abit experienced user but I think you're done was enough by re-attach it with glue for a while and sent it to MSI.
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post #13 of 30
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Tried to solder the two contacts; no go. Didn't work. Cleaned up the solder as best I could and super glued the DIP switch on. In my experience super glue doesn't work very well. Hopefully, it will stay on there until it gets to MSi. Merry Christmas, everybody!
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post #14 of 30
just rma the card..msi warrentys follow the serieal number not the owner..its 3 years and the card is about a year and a half..that really sucks.im sorry to hear that..where did you buy the card?? im sure you can dispute the charges if you cannot rma the card cause of terms that would void your warrenty from an altered or tampered with card
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Originally Posted by croSSeduP View Post

Tried to solder the two contacts; no go. Didn't work. Cleaned up the solder as best I could and super glued the DIP switch on. In my experience super glue doesn't work very well. Hopefully, it will stay on there until it gets to MSi. Merry Christmas, everybody!
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Merry Christmas croSSeduP smile.gif ho ho ho ...
Hope your card soon will gets fixed thumb.gif
You RMA it, right mate?
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post #16 of 30
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FOLLOW UP: Sent the card in for RMA. It appears MSi is going to replace it w/ another 580 Lightning Xtreme. Will follow up again when the whole thing is resolved.
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OK croSSeduP, goodluck then thumb.gif
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post #18 of 30
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UPDATE:
I sent my "bad" card in for RMA service. I got another 580 Lightning Xtreme back, and IT doesn't seem to work. There is no display. The card and the entire rig fires up like it is supposed to, the Windows 7 chime sounds like it has started, but the VGA shows no display. I tried reinstalling drivers, updated MB BIOS drivers, uninstalling anything that went with my EVGA GTX 570... No go. I got another RMA for this card they sent me, but,,, MAN. It is really hard to believe that MSi would send out a BAD card for an RMA. I wish I had another system to try this out in, but I don't, and I don't have any friends that have one either. A local repair shop was going to charge me an hour's labor to put it in one of their rigs to check it, but I'm not paying that. If you have questions about my rig's compatibility w/ this VGA please see my "Mr. Blue" specs. Thanks for any help before I send ANOTHER card back.
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It did not go well? Weird mate. Why would MSI send another bad card?? Your rig is OK to me. Have you try with other display output? HDMI or DVI. Check your monitor and monitor cable too.
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wow dats messed up....only one thing left now try that card in another rig even u cant find one to test it
     
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