When my gigabyte mobo died,I took it directly to service centre.I saw the poster there on wall stating to bring processor & ram when taking back the mobo to confirm everything is working fine.I did the same & they connected my processor & ram in repaired mobo & started up the system 1-2 times.This is a good practice.Whenever you are going to service centre to take back repaired mobo,always take your processor & ram with you to confirm basic components are working fine.
P.S.after repair the bios was set to default which caused BSOD when I connected my hdd at home,figured it out after a day of experimenting & testing that,by default,sata ports were set in legacy mode instead of the AHCI mode which was required for my OS install to boot correctly.
Why are you going with primeabgb? You have to go to Gigabyte Service Center directly.Yes they will not charge in 1 months time.
Earlier they inspected computer and told me that problem found on 2nd-3rd day. So they are finding exact problem with motherboard and later told me motherboard is faulty and they sent to Gigabyte service centre. Motherboard returned from service centre and they told me they will test it and it will take 2 days. They tested it and I went to get back computer. And they started computer in front of me. It was working. But speaker was missing so on next day I called them and told the same. They gave me speaker. I tried that but wasn't working. After removing same problem started..
I don't think they will inspect in front of me..
But as it's no charge in month period if problem persist again. I will go to them one last time..
Also I sent mail to Gigabyte service, (site ticket).
Checking computer is different from checking just mobo+processor+ram(sometimes service centre guys would use their own ram,cpu fan is also theirs). If latter combination is working fine then issue may be with cpu fan/psu/loose connection somewhere/shorting inside cabinet somewhere etc.
Why are you going with primeabgb? You have to go to Gigabyte Service Center directly.
You have to ask them if they will give replacement mobo or not?
Take the processor and ram along with you to check if the replacement mobo is working fine or not.
Gigabyte service centre will not give you replacement mobo without trying to repair the original mobo given for RMA.If for some reason repair is not possible or not worth it,then only will they give a replacement mobo.
It is not possible to get the details of repair work done on mobo.If your windows was activated "legitimately" using hardware ID & after repair it was deactivated then you can at least confirm that some component of mobo was changed because activation is based mostly on mobo hardware ID.
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Have you experienced any "bios/system date reverting to older year" issue? Completely turn off your pc(incl ups & mains switch) for half an hour & then turn it back on & see whether the date/time shown in bios is correct.Beep sound/speed switching on and off randomly for any random duration.
no reverting.. directly reset to default. 1 time today..Have you experienced any "bios/system date reverting to older year" issue? Completely turn off your pc(incl ups & mains switch) for half an hour & then turn it back on & see whether the date/time shown in bios is correct.