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post #1 of 8
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Hi,

I recently bought a used EVGA 970 SC graphics card, as it was reasonably cheap (like £150). I chose this one as I know the EVGA warranties are transferable.

It was sold as used, and being sold due to an upgrade, however its is really really clean. Like new clean. There is also however a fault with it. The io plate (not sure of the name) is bent at the bottom.

So I have a few questions if anyone has any answers I would greatly appreciate it:

1. Does this seem fishy to anyone?
2. If i happen to attempt to bend the IO plate back into shape does anyone have any advice?

**Oh also, I have checked the serial numbers and they match what was in the listing, and confirm that there is still over 2 years of warranty on the card.


post #2 of 8
I would carefully bend it straight and test it. Just be super careful not to stress the circuit board. Maybe that is the result of shipping damage?
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

I would carefully bend it straight and test it. Just be super careful not to stress the circuit board. Maybe that is the result of shipping damage?

It was packaged rather well, with not a lot of movement inside the box and no damage on the outside of the box. It was shipped in the original box.

Edit: I think I could bend it back carefully, but I'm dubious about doing that in case it does cause any further damage that could affect a potential paypal dispute.
post #4 of 8
Unscrew the i/o shield then test the card before you do any bending.
post #5 of 8
i would message the seller and provide some pictures. in the past being upfront and honest pays the best dividends - most will apologise and offer a discount or refund. if you can easily remove the bent i/o plate before straightening it should be an easy fix. have had this in the past from poor packaging by ebayers. let us know how it goes and take your time.
 
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post #6 of 8
Remove the backplate and bend it. If you try to bend the backplate while installed on the card you might damage it.
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post #7 of 8
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Update: Contacted the seller and he was happy to accept responsibility if anything happened to the card.

I followed your advice and took it off before attempting to bend it and it went well. Quite soft metal, so i can see how it manage to mis-shape so easily.

Gonna plug it in now and give it a test.




Edit: Boots up fine and everything seems ok so far!
Edited by Jordanh517 - 9/2/16 at 4:07pm
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good to see its all sorted - game on!
 
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