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2019/12/31 22:02:23 (permalink)
Should I be concerned? What exactly is this? I tried removing the dot by soaking a qtip in 91% isopropyl alcohol and swabbing the dotted area in attempt to remove it, but it wouldn't come off.
 


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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2019/12/31 23:39:56 (permalink)
    Sorry to slide in and and abuse your thread - but I've got almost the same question.
     
    When I got the motherboard about a week ago it looked like this straight out of the box:
    Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Oq205pE
     
     
     
    Lots of greasy spots and in some areas it looked 'corroded'. Is that normal?

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 00:16:14 (permalink)
    HE4THEN
    Sorry to slide in and and abuse your thread - but I've got almost the same question.
     
    When I got the motherboard about a week ago it looked like this straight out of the box:
    Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Oq205pE
     
     
     
    Lots of greasy spots and in some areas it looked 'corroded'. Is that normal?


    Normal. My current board looks like that.

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 08:36:15 (permalink)
    HE4THEN
    Sorry to slide in and and abuse your thread - but I've got almost the same question.
     
    When I got the motherboard about a week ago it looked like this straight out of the box:
    Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Oq205pE
     
     
     
    Lots of greasy spots and in some areas it looked 'corroded'. Is that normal?




    The greasy spots are from flux residue and/or are related to the through hole soldering process.  Can be cleaned with alcohol, nothing to worry about.
     
    Looks like they tried to have a clear spot in the pcb and got some air bubbles in the epoxy?  Hard to tell without looking under a scope with good light.
    post edited by kevinc313 - 2020/01/01 08:45:09
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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 08:40:47 (permalink)
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    Should I be concerned? What exactly is this? I tried removing the dot by soaking a qtip in 91% isopropyl alcohol and swabbing the dotted area in attempt to remove it, but it wouldn't come off.
     





    Looks like solder mask or adhesive.  It could have been an area of exposed trace that was fixed with that blob of stuff.  I'd leave it alone.
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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 08:58:21 (permalink)
    I'd ask the Mfg what it might be

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 11:27:42 (permalink)
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    I'd ask the Mfg what it might be


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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 11:29:23 (permalink)
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    Looks like solder mask or adhesive.  It could have been an area of exposed trace that was fixed with that blob of stuff.  I'd leave it alone.

    If that is the case the board is gonna be going back to newegg for replacement.

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 11:29:48 (permalink)
    Which board is it?

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/01 11:38:20 (permalink)
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    Which board is it?

    Don't want to tell which board it is as the moment as I'm saving that for the big reveal. 

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/07 18:36:56 (permalink)
    Gigabyte told me to send it back to newegg for a replacement, so that is what I will be doing. 

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/08 02:30:47 (permalink)
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    Gigabyte told me to send it back to newegg for a replacement, so that is what I will be doing. 


     
    You will get a replacement faster by dealing with Newegg over the mfg.
     
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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/08 06:30:02 (permalink)
    aahhhh, a screwdriver & a little elbow grease will fix 'ya up......  

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/08 06:55:27 (permalink)
    Thanks for the update

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/19 10:58:14 (permalink)
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    Gigabyte told me to send it back to newegg for a replacement, so that is what I will be doing. 


    Should have bought an Evga motherboard to avoid this type of issue... 
    post edited by snake_solid - 2020/01/19 11:02:58

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/19 11:37:55 (permalink)
    Replacement board is good to go.

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/19 11:41:20 (permalink)
     
     
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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/19 22:09:51 (permalink)
    Rig is no secret now. Hippie still buys in newegg. Everyone knows they sell used products marking it new😼

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/20 02:12:37 (permalink)
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    Which board is it?

    Don't want to tell which board it is as the moment as I'm saving that for the big reveal. 




    I think I have a good idea what board this is.  

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/20 07:55:03 (permalink)
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    Which board is it?

    Don't want to tell which board it is as the moment as I'm saving that for the big reveal. 




    I think I have a good idea what board this is.  

    Same here is a refurbished gigabyte board 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    I dont buy newegg anymore. I rather buy it from a forum member but newegg.😼

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/21 14:11:13 (permalink)
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    Hippie still buys in newegg.

    Lol.

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/21 21:48:47 (permalink)
    atfrico
    Rig is no secret now. Hippie still buys in newegg. Everyone knows they sell used products marking it new😼

    lol that's amazon, sent me a return as a "new" $500 board before.  It was a bit obvious as the bags were open and there were two socket covers in the box...
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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/22 09:59:07 (permalink)
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    Rig is no secret now. Hippie still buys in newegg. Everyone knows they sell used products marking it new😼

    lol that's amazon, sent me a return as a "new" $500 board before.  It was a bit obvious as the bags were open and there were two socket covers in the box...

    Interesting what was the store name🤔

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    Re: New motherboard has green glue dot on a trace. 2020/01/22 10:11:30 (permalink)
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    Rig is no secret now. Hippie still buys in newegg. Everyone knows they sell used products marking it new😼

    lol that's amazon, sent me a return as a "new" $500 board before.  It was a bit obvious as the bags were open and there were two socket covers in the box...

    Interesting what was the store name🤔

    It was from Amazon directly.  Board was Gigabyte X299 Aorus 9 which was 530 bucks with tax.
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