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11/12/10 @ 01:29:53 am, Categories: Life of Baka, 413 words, 2301 views  

Ugh. So, I got my sister’s PSU, only it didn’t matter because it didn’t have the 8-pin EPS12V plug that my motherboard needs. So I went back to trying my PSU one last time. I was examining the board very closely, when I noticed the unmistakable smell of hot semiconductors. So I started poking around, until…sure enough, I burned my goddamn finger on an overheating voltage regulator.

I fired off a very stern e-mail to ASUS tech support saying flatly that I’ve been unable to work for a month because of this BS and they sent me a bum board, and I WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE HIGHER UP THAN A CSR. Especially considering this board may have fried everything I put in it.

They tell me to call their level two support, since it was a ‘repaired board’. Would now be a good time to mention it’s NOT EVEN MY BOARD? It’s got a sticker on it with the same serial number…but it’s not in the same place, or the same sticker. I should know, I have photos of mine.

Fuck it. They’ve dicked me around enough. I had access to JUST ENOUGH money to get a cheap mobo and some memory (Since I ended up getting a board that takes DDR3) so fuck ‘em. I’m done. I’m getting my computer back up and running, getting shit back to normal, and THEN I’ll deal with those shits. Since at that point it won’t matter how long it takes, I can concentrate on resolving the issue to my satisfaction.

The only problem is, a new motherboard probably won’t be able to access my system drives…which means all the things I was working on. It’s always some damn thing, isn’t it? Speaking of which, I’m about 8 episodes into Uchuu Senkan Yamato… There’s always SOMETHING wrong with that damn ship, even before you get to the fact that someone’s always trying to blow them up. It’s like watching the 1970s anime version of Star Trek: Voyager. I still love it though.

At any rate, UPS should be delivering my new parts in approximately 12 hours, so here’s hoping! btw, I love ordering stuff from Newegg. More often than not, it will ship from their warehouses in Edison, NJ which means overnight UPS regardless of what shipping I go with. (In this case, free!)

I just want my real computer back… Got so much stuff to talk about…and even more to DO.

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