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Repairs outside Warranty. ?

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Repairs outside Warranty. ?
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:35:37 am »
Will Gigabyte repair motherboards that no longer have warranty if so will they replace a socket with bent pins.

Again if so what would the charge be. ?

Thanks
« Last Edit: October 06, 2010, 09:57:58 am by runn3R »

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Re: Repairs outside Warranty. ?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 09:58:13 am »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

As far as I am aware Gigabyte don't do out of warranty repairs often because of the problem with sourcing parts. You could PM runn3R our Forum Admin who is a Gigabyte employee and he would be able to tell you exactly.
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Ice Tea

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Re: Repairs outside Warranty. ?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 10:18:29 am »
I joined in 2008 but thanks for the welcome.  ;D

I don't need a board repaired but you often see Gigabyte boards that E-tailers have refused RMA for having bent pins and i just wondered if Gigabyte would repair them if people pay for the repair themselfs as people are just scrapping the boards which is a shame for the sake of soldering in a new CPU socket.

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Re: Repairs outside Warranty. ?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 10:43:44 am »
Sorry for the mistake I just didn't recognise your user name, anyway what's the harm in being friendly? ;)

The bent pin problem is not only a Gigabyte one it affects all socketed Intel boards and other makes also have the headache. Just bad design really.
I agree with the prognosis though and it seems to be a shame to ditch otherwise good boards for the sake of a socket. Often the pins can be "straightened" back into shape anyway.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy