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Caldezar August 9, 2012 07:03 PM

EVGA 670 FTW Came with a magnet stuck to it??
 
So I upgraded my video card to an EVGA 670 FTW Ed. that I purchased through work. The card was brand new and still sealed in shrink wrap from NCIX. I opened it up, pulled all the shrink wrap off, and installed it. As I was going to screw the thumb screws in place, I noticed that there was something stuck to the back of the i/o plate. After further inspection, I found what appears to be a small broken off chunk of a strong (earth?) magnet! (Possibly from a HDD from the looks?) I managed to pull it out, and subsequently dropped it... right on to my SSD!

I was shocked to say the least. I have no idea how this ended up on the card, and I'm not even sure what to do about it. So far the card seems to perform alright, and no failures on the SSD yet. But I must say I'm extremely disappointed in EVGA. Not sure how this made it through packaging, but I'll be writing an angry email. Just hope it's brief stint falling on to my SSD didn't cause any damage.

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Perineum August 9, 2012 07:18 PM

The SSD shouldn't care.

however the card is probably defective or at least on it's last legs.

I'll give you $200 for it, just to help you recover costs.

Soultribunal August 9, 2012 07:21 PM

I would seriously write them that email and show them, that is absolutely unacceptable as far as I'm concerned. I know QC blips happen, but not something that bizzare.

-ST

Shadowmeph August 9, 2012 08:30 PM

:biggrin:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 647696)
The SSD shouldn't care.

however the card is probably defective or at least on it's last legs.

I'll give you $200 for it, just to help you recover costs.


as for the magnet I never heard of that happening before

Caldezar August 9, 2012 08:32 PM

Yeah, I called them and left a VM as they were closed. But I'll be writing an email to the support manager tonight for sure.

SugarJ August 9, 2012 08:46 PM

You want Joe Darwin. jdarwin@evga.com

Caldezar August 9, 2012 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 647713)
You want Joe Darwin. jdarwin@evga.com

Thanks for the heads up. Someone you have dealings with?

Arinoth August 10, 2012 04:04 AM

Your SSD should be fine seeing as it is not a magnetic storage device such as a HDD.

Ravenor August 10, 2012 06:28 AM

Maybe this is their version of Kinder Surprise......j/k

rfglass August 10, 2012 08:27 AM

Maybe a "concerned" e-mail instead of an "angry" e-mail. You get more flies with honey than vinegar.


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