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"new" Mobo from Amazon


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JustKozlow

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I was wondering if there is a way to tell if a Mobo is used or refurbished.
I purchased, on Amazon, an advertised as new Mobo and before opening it I have reason to believe its not new.
Im kinda a noob to computer hardware.
Thanks for any help.
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phillpower2

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:welcome: JustKozlow

Check for wear on the USB and other ports, look for fingerprints and such on the MB itself and check around the CPU slot for traces of thermal paste that may have smudged when a processor was fitted.

Do you have a link to the product on amazon so that we can take a look.
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iammykyl

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I purchased, on Amazon, an advertised as new Mobo

If the actual wording was "as new Mobo" I would say the board is second hand, It could be a returned item as being unsuitable, or a DOA, that has been repaired. A new item should be in the original box with the original seals.
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Good catch iammykyl :thumbsup:

A nasty bit of word play in the advertising I must say, I asked for a link to the product to see if it was an open box or B grade product BTW.
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iammykyl

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Posted Image Phillpower2.
Them "nasty" phrases are a Favorited on Amazon and eBay. If the price is too good to be true!!!
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