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How can I prove a Graphics Card is Used?


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harvey_mistry

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I've just bought a XFX 6800gs XXX edition off of eBay, the listing said it was new but when I received it It had obviously been used. The box was all taped up and their was thick dust on the blades of the fan which had definately gathered through a lot of use. But my camera can't get into their to get a picture to prove this to eBay or Paypal. Is there anyway else I can prove this card has been used, preferably without putting the graphics card into my computer, but if I have to I will. I'd appreciate any and all ideas that you have.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Photographic evidence is your best bet. Use a digital camera and give it your best shot. Take the matter up with the seller on EBay, and use the dispute resoution service at Ebay. I don't see how putting it in your computer will do anything to prove it is "used" and not new.
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I've tried taking pictures but it's really difficult to get the camera into the right position, the fan and heatsink are so compact. Isn't there anything that will show whether the computer has been used? I've started a dispute with eBay but I just wanted to have proof incase they asked for it.

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You could try using a magnifying glass to get a good view into the fan and heat sink, and then photograpy that. Be sure to put sufficient lighting on the subject.
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Thanks, worked perfectly, have clear pictures of it now.

Thankyou for your Help!!
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