Do you people remove the warranty sticker when apply heat sink on M.2 SSD?

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  1. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    So, tonight, I've seen a Intel M.2 SSD fails for the first time. This M.2 is only 10 mth. old. Now, to reduce heat, I have peel off that Intel warranty sticker. And the plan was to put a heatsink, but never have time to do it.

    Now I just have to find that sticker. But should anyone use M.2 heatsink, don't you have to peel the sticker off? If so, what happens if it does fail? as the sticker doesn't stick back
     
  2. g00z13

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    bump, buying m2 in the future. :) well maybe, depends on how your experience goes. What do you think caused the failure?
     
  3. tedych

    tedych Limp Gawd

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    Normally, the warranty is void after that. Especially if the serial numbers and barcodes are there. See your warranty papers.
    One solution is to put a fan nearby to blow directly on the SSD. Or if the SSD is not that expensive (for you) just peel it off and use the heatsink.
    Telling the truth I'd never take advantage of a warranty for a disk if I have some important stuff on it. Unless it is DOA or new and have no important data on it yet. Even for a SSD that is not very expensive.
     
  4. Happy Hopping

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    If the SSD is expensive, say $200, how do you put the heatsink on top? You have to peel the sticker off.
     
  5. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    that's the $1 million question. It's not the PSU, as it's a very good quality PSU. And the guy was on holidays for 3 mth., so he really only use it for 6 mth. I'm totally lost.
     
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  6. Delitus

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    I would advise against removing the stickers - the products were already designed and validated to operate as they are out-of-the-box (with the sticker on), so there is no reason to do so. In fact, some SSDs like the Samsung 970 use the sticker to aid in heat distribution and cooling, by embedding a copper strip - so removing it would even be detrimental to cooling.
     
  7. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not sure how many of you have been following this, but ... warranty stickers are actually illegal. This comes straight from the FTC. ( Federal Trade Commission )

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ftc-warranty-stickers-illegal/

    Many companies have been forced to rewrite their warranties. Sony, Microsoft and a handful of Japanese companies that I'm aware of.

    And yes, this includes SSD's. If you have the proper equipment, it's not hard to remove and replace memory chips, repair damage, etc. I can't give specifics as I'm not an expert but I do have a better than average understanding. Some examples being, you want to mod the outer case and or repair it. Perhaps you're skilled enough to add in RGB led's. Etc etc.

    You're allowed to get in to just about any product and tinker, repair, mod, clean, etc etc without voiding your warranty. of course you I hope you're smart enough NOT to take apart a 1000 Watt PSU to "check it out."

    With that said, I wouldn't screw with any warranty sticker unless you absolutely have to. it could take time before these warranty stickers vanish, but they will be vanishing. Until then, play it safe. While it's illegal, you're still going to have a devil of a time getting anyone to listen to you. You're gonna have to wait this one out.
     
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  8. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    alright, put it this way, say the gum comes off after 1 yr., and I still have the original receipt w/ the serial no., what would co. like intel does?
     
  9. capt_cope

    capt_cope Gawd

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    Super 77 is your friend ;)
     
  10. g00z13

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    Super 77? whats that?

    **nevermind, google search led me to a bike, but then I found the 3m spray.
     
  11. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    at this pt., I'm more interested in anyone else guessing what could cause this. The person who use this is a very light user
     
  12. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    tenor.gif

    yes.
    cause; heat or a dud.
     
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    I'm in for some real world examples. Anyone too share?
    I have a feeling it will be similar to MIR. How loud can you scream, and who's listening?
     
  14. SixFootDuo

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    Oh that's an easy one. Repairing and or modding your Playstation or Xbox. Before it voided your warranty Microsoft and Sony would claim. These stickers have been removed from the manufacturer process and are no longer present. there are examples of this on the web and Youtube.
     
  15. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    that FTC link is useful. I got the RMA from intel, I'll mail it back to them, if they said anything, I'll use the FTC link. Thank you very much.
     
  16. KaaCeeGeek

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    Any update on this? Did intel replace it without question?
     
  17. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just got the update on Fri. : w/ the sticker removed, intel honors the warranty. The only problem w/ the sticker removed is that there is a no. on the sticker, fortunately I bought 2 drive at the same time w/ the same invoice, so it's the same no., so I simply use the no. on the other drive and send it to intel

    the only reason I removed that sticker is because of heat.

    I have also re-organize my computer bench, there is now 16 sterllite drawers, I set 1 aside to store all these stickers that I remove for warranty purpose in the future