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Scratched motherboard

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  1. Bailey88

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    Hi I'm 14 and I have just built a gaming pc, however I just discovered a scratch on my motherboard, it's small but relatively deep and a tiny bit of copper is showing in don't think it covers the whole line but I just wanted reassurance that it's ok or wether it needs to be fixed, I haven't actually turn on the pc as ram still is not installed. Picture attached bellow it's zoomed in and the flash light sort of makes scratch look a little bigger than it is. Thanks ,

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    It's hard to tell from the photo but if the copper hasn't been completely cut through it should work ok.
    However if you are unsure about the copper I would RMA the board.
     
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    Firstly what is RMA and thank you very much. I'm testing it tonight as my ram is here, also should I use nail varnish/polish on the scratch.
     
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    RMA = Return Merchandise Authorisation, basically you contact the seller and request an RMA so you can return the item for replacement or refund.

    Even if it works ok I would not cover it with nail varnish just in case you do have to return it later on.
     
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