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should i just run it till the fan dies? then rma it? i need my pc for the next 2 weeks.
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I was thinking it thru and there's really jack you can do. Try gluing the blade on with a bonding agent or acetone. Take the fan off so you don't get any on your pcb. Have you ever worked with acetone before? It will melt the plastic together creating a fused bond. This is how Legoland builds all their Lego statues and structures. The lego pieces get fused together with acetone.
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I was thinking it thru and there's really jack you can do. Try gluing the blade on with a bonding agent or acetone. Take the fan off so you don't get any on your pcb. Have you ever worked with acetone before? It will melt the plastic together creating a fused bond. This is how Legoland builds all their Lego statues and structures. The lego pieces get fused together with acetone.

well i was thinking eather run it till the fan dies then pay the 45$ and rma it, or try to sell it, and once i find a buyer buy a new card like a 6970, or void the whole 3yr warranty and glue it. if i glue anything i void the warranty, if i rma it. i keep the warranty but pay 45$

but what about waiting till the fan dies and then rmaing it?
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well i was thinking eather run it till the fan dies then pay the 45$ and rma it, or try to sell it, and once i find a buyer buy a new card like a 6970, or void the whole 3yr warranty and glue it. if i glue anything i void the warranty, if i rma it. i keep the warranty but pay 45$

but what about waiting till the fan dies and then rmaing it?
Didn't they tell you to glue the fan back on? If they will void the warranty then I guess you can't glue it back on. I'm getting more annoyed as I type, what the F!
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Didn't they tell you to glue the fan back on? If they will void the warranty then I guess you can't glue it back on. I'm getting more annoyed as I type, what the F!
newegg offered me 75$ credit, i might just take it.
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newegg offered me 75$ credit, i might just take it.
To accept the card as is? But then you'd have to buy something from them, oh the rub.
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To accept the card as is? But then you'd have to buy something from them, oh the rub.
i would buy a video game or something -_-. or a replacement cooler and then i'd be doneee lol
Edited by renji1337 - 4/21/11 at 4:38pm
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i would buy a video game or something -_-. or a replacement cooler and then i'd be doneee lol
I don't know how easily a aftermarket cooler will fit a non-reference PCB.

But Newegg does sell the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus for $75.

You would just need to get the VR001 Heatsink Package.

Screw MSi. I wouldn't even worry about losing your warranty by swapping out a cooler after this whole debacle. Even if the core exploded and caught on fire they would still request that $45 to RMA, which is absolute crap.

Glad I stick with EVGA.

Maybe you should come to the dark side. We has cookies and EVGA.
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Newegg gave me an advanced rma
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Newegg gave me an advanced rma
Seriously?
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