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Thoughts on MSi computers?

#1LanHikari10(Moderator)Posted 8/6/2013 9:33:23 PM
I'm asking because about two years ago I got an MSi gaming computer(I believe it was an MSI GT680R but I will double check tomorrow), and I've had nothing but trouble with it. The first three or so months it worked wonderfully. My only complaint was its low battery life.

Soon after that I noticed that the charger port became really touchy. It became progressively worse until finally it would not charge at all. Being that it had a year warranty, I had it brought in and they fixed it up no problem. From this point on, I was sure to be extra careful with plugging in my computer in the hopes that the issue didn't happen again.

A few months later, I went to turn my computer on, but the screen was totally black. Now this one might have been my fault as I might have played a game for too long and let it overheat. Either way warranty fixed it again and I also became more careful not to game for too long. I didn't have anymore issues in this regard.

For the rest of the warranty I experienced the charging issue two more times. Each time I brought it in and they just soldered everything in place again. Obviously I was doing my best to be gentle with the charger port. Unfortunately the issue happened again, and this time the warranty was up. I went in and the people suggested that I just replace the whole motherboard. I declined and ended up with a cheap "replacement" HP laptop. My MSi has been sitting in my room for about a year now, and I feel really bad because when it worked, it was really a fantastic computer.

Basically, what I was wondering is if anyone has an MSi and has experienced similar issues? Or if you know anyone who has experienced issues like this? I would just like to hear some opinions about MSi.

Also, I apologize about this being long winded and not very technical. It's a combination of me being tired and not knowing a whole lot about computers. Anyway thanks a lot for your time!
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#2my_name_is_EdPosted 8/6/2013 9:34:28 PM
MSI makes computers?
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#3WyzeGyePosted 8/6/2013 9:43:07 PM
I've never actually heard of somebody buying a MSI computer. I knew they were out there, and they do seem great. But I've never heard of anybody's experience with one.
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#4GalaxyNexusPosted 8/6/2013 9:47:19 PM
I had no idea they made computers.
#5LanHikari10(Topic Creator)(Moderator)Posted 8/6/2013 9:50:43 PM
They do indeed make computers.

http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_2240_20110610151450.jpg
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#6WyzeGyePosted 8/6/2013 9:52:42 PM
LanHikari10 posted...
http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_2240_20110610151450.jpg


That's sexy as hell... i don't care who you are.
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#7Cool_Dude667Posted 8/6/2013 9:54:28 PM
WyzeGye posted...
LanHikari10 posted...
http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_2240_20110610151450.jpg


That's sexy as hell... i don't care who you are.


My Samsung is jealous :*(
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#8LanHikari10(Topic Creator)(Moderator)Posted 8/6/2013 9:55:00 PM
WyzeGye posted...
LanHikari10 posted...
http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_2240_20110610151450.jpg


That's sexy as hell... i don't care who you are.


It is indeed. I just wished mine worked. ;~;

I guess I didn't mention that the lights aren't working either.
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#9my_name_is_EdPosted 8/6/2013 9:55:37 PM
LanHikari10 posted...
They do indeed make computers.

http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_2240_20110610151450.jpg


Oh wow, that's sexy.

I wish my MSI 660ti looked like that.
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#10LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/6/2013 10:09:29 PM(edited)
some websites like notebookreview have forum threads dedicated solely to owners discussing their specific laptop model's everyday usage, performance, etc. you'll probably have to sift through 100+ pages but it's the best way to see problems that can only be determined from long term usage, rather than reviews which only capture the usage of a computer within a few weeks

cars and their specific models have the exact the same thing
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