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# 21561 30-Apr-2008 16:10
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The question is in the subject.

I am sure I am not alone in feeling that there has to be a better alternative to replacing an expensive VGA card when it fails after warranty has expired.
Does anyone know of anyone in NZ who will look at repairs on VGA cards?


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  # 127345 30-Apr-2008 17:38
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Dont know of anyone to repair them but if its an Asus, contact them with a sob story and apaprently theyre pretty good with trying to help you out, even to the point of getting you a new card.
Havent tried it myself yet though.....




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  # 127424 30-Apr-2008 22:52
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Theres bound to be.
What is the make & model of the video card?

 
 
 
 




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  # 127453 1-May-2008 08:13
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Card is a Leadtek Geforce 6800GT.

I do have a replacement so this is not urgent.

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  # 127456 1-May-2008 08:39
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A tech would generally charge at least $35.00 an hour, plus parts. Hardly worth repairing such things?!

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  # 127459 1-May-2008 08:53
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...and theres no guarantee they could actually fix the problem - but still make you pay for the time theyve spent looking at it.
You could probably pick up a similar card on TradeMe for less than it would cost to look at/repair the card?

The Leadteks only have a 12 month warranty but the 7,8 & 9 series have 2 years. (still not enough in my opinion).



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  # 127475 1-May-2008 09:52
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I did pick up replacement on TradeMe for a reasonable price. There were 3 or 4 6800GTs available for around $130.
The problem is that very soon AGP cards will be difficult to find and that means a mainboard upgrade etc etc etc which can be quite expensive.
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  # 127493 1-May-2008 10:30
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I'd say AGP will be around for at least another 12 months....  theres too many AGP based systems out there for manufacturers to just go "stuff it".
The AGP cards will be just be slower to be released....




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