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Sounds like a problem with your motherboard. You should check it out.

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Sounds like a problem with your motherboard. You should check it out.

really couldn't have guessed =\\
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I didn't even know traces could blow like that. Aren't they just wires, but soldered to a board so to speak
Just like wires, they gauged to carry X amount of juice. Exceed that and they melt.
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put your cpu in a anti static bag from someting and put it in kike a dvd/game case where cant get squashed/damaged
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put your cpu in a anti static bag from someting and put it in kike a dvd/game case where cant get squashed/damaged
Ya I'll prob do that, x.x prob should check with local shop but highly highly doubt they have any spare motherboard 1156 plastic covers.

Sure ASUS wouldn't be impressed me shipping back their board with pins exposed.
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post #16 of 21
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Ya I'll prob do that, x.x prob should check with local shop but highly highly doubt they have any spare motherboard 1156 plastic covers.

Sure ASUS wouldn't be impressed me shipping back their board with pins exposed.
I have used a piece of cardboard from a box, just cut it about the size of the socket and tape it to the outside bracket

As long as you have the original box and plastic chances are it wont be damaged even if its exposed..

I have returned a few boards with the socket exposed and never had an issue...

Hope you get it all worked out..
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Asus is good with RMAs. I had a P5Q Deluxe blow three of it's DIMM slots at once on me... luckily, that didn't kill the RAM or any other components. Asus honored the RMA without any questions.
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Asus is good with RMAs. I had a P5Q Deluxe blow three of it's DIMM slots at once on me... luckily, that didn't kill the RAM or any other components. Asus honored the RMA without any questions.
Now thats one thing I'm wondering I'm pretty damn sure it did kill the ram but idk I'll have to wait to find out.

But no I don't have orig packaging but according to their guide they just want me to send the motherboard in a non-descript box with alot of packing, but ya I'll prob stick a piece of cardboard in the CPU slot.

There is no way they can repair this I don't think o_o... I mean the trace is completely blown.
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Now thats one thing I'm wondering I'm pretty damn sure it did kill the ram but idk I'll have to wait to find out.

But no I don't have orig packaging but according to their guide they just want me to send the motherboard in a non-descript box with alot of packing, but ya I'll prob stick a piece of cardboard in the CPU slot.

There is no way they can repair this I don't think o_o... I mean the trace is completely blown.
Don't even try. RMA!
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post #20 of 21
that really sucks man and seriously just RMA the board and if you think the ram is blown to then tell asus and whoever you Ram is from i think
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