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Man I really did it this time, I was installing my msi mobo into my centurion 5 I picked up today....and I got to the 2nd screw, and I f'ed up my mobo bad. The second screw( I was lazy, and I didn't want to take off my xp120) got jammed, and then It stripped, so I had to use some needlenose pliars to get the screw out. Well, I look down and apparently the pliars took out 3 traces on the board Should I even try to boot it?
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post #2 of 24
no do not try to boot the system it is possible that the cell core is damaged
i hope you have warranty on it, if so bing it back to the store and hope you will get a new one
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nah no warranty from where I got it, I got it new in box on ebay....but I can rma it thru msi correct?
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post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
nah no warranty from where I got it, I got it new in box on ebay....but I can rma it thru msi correct?
Man... you need to be more carefull next time. I wouldn't even bother with an RMA because they don't cover you damaging it and they will probably find out when they inspect it for repair. Maybe find someone with good soldering skills and see if they can repair it. Can you maybe take a pic to see if the traces are completely broken or just exposed?
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post #5 of 24
omg salty
if you are lucky, you can RMA it, bu they might be like
"hey look, 3 traces gone, hmmmmmmmm"

id boot it and see what happens
lol
but thats me

if it dont work whatev
if it does then do all sorts of tests

mobos are mulit layerd correct? do all the circuit paths go the same way, or do some go to different places?

cuz it they all go to the same place, then your ok
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post #6 of 24
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no they didn't just get exposed....they got cut I can see them, maybe 2 or 3.

Edit: fishie I can't take a pic, because my camera's a 1.3 megapixel...and when you try and zoom in, it gets blurry
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ch13f121
no they didn't just get exposed....they got cut I can see them, maybe 2 or 3.
Try and RMA it. If they are like DFI and your mobo is damaged they will not accept it for RMA. However, they will take your old motherboard with 30 bucks and will send you a new motherboard. Beats the hell out of buying a new board, although I have yet to damage a board. Don't you hate the feeling in your stomach when you mess up your compy...
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by dazed and confused
Try and RMA it. If they are like DFI and your mobo is damaged they will not accept it for RMA. However, they will take your old motherboard with 30 bucks and will send you a new motherboard. Beats the hell out of buying a new board, although I have yet to damage a board. Don't you hate the feeling in your stomach when you mess up your compy...

hell yeah I do lol, I feel like a retard.

thanks, I might just buy another board, see if i can rma this, and then sell it off, since I have all the stuff to go with it.
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
hell yeah I do lol, I feel like a retard.

thanks, I might just buy another board, see if i can rma this, and then sell it off, since I have all the stuff to go with it.
since its next to some of the screws, the factory might have messed it up . Tell MSI that just before you were about to install you noticed this little thing and you didnt dare to boot up . Say that it came like that and you refuse to use a ****ed up mobo, and you want a new one.
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post #10 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timmay7
since its next to some of the screws, the factory might have messed it up . Tell MSI that just before you were about to install you noticed this little thing and you didnt dare to boot up . Say that it came like that and you refuse to use a ****ed up mobo, and you want a new one.

hey..that's so sneaky, it could work
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