What kind of black magic must I possess to get Supermicro to RMA????????

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by Brian Pellham, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. I've turned in TWO RMA requests since 6AM 12-30, it's 1-5 now, no response
    to either request!

    "Upon receipt of the completed RMA Form, a RMA Number will be assigned
    within 24 business hours after submitting the request and returned to you
    via email."

    I've got a dying X5DA8, in warranty, that I not only can't get RMA support
    for, they won't even write back to me (automated form e-mails excluded)!

    Am I all alone?
    Brian Pellham, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. Brian Pellham

    daytripper Guest

    Could simply be, bad timing, what with the holidays and all.

    But, did you buy the board from SuperMicro?

    When I've had to get a board replaced I did it through the company that sold
    me the board...

    daytripper, Jan 5, 2004
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  3. Call them on the phone and they will give you an RMA# over the phone.
    Explain the situation and tell them that you have already submitted an RMA
    form. These problems are best handled over the phone, don't screw with

    Rita_A_Berkowitz, Jan 5, 2004
  4. Give me your take on this.

    Here's a copy of my response to their reply:

    -----------------BEGIN EMAIL SNIPPET-----------------------

    FINALLY I got a response!!!

    Can I "Return for Cross-Shipment" like I actually want?

    This RMA request that you responded to was my 4th attempt. I changed my
    responses to your request form this time just to see if it would get you
    guys to respond!

    1st unanswered attempt: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 06:47:46 -0800

    2nd unanswered attempt: Fri, 02 Jan 2004 16:11:53 -0800

    3rd unanswered attempt: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 14:50:39 -0800

    4th finally answered attempt: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 21:04:10 -0800

    The changes from the first three times are:

    1. I changed "Dealer's Name:*" to 8ANET, from ACME MICRO SYSTEMS. I have two
    receipts for this board and they use either name on the receipts.

    2. I changed "Company Name:*" to Gippal-Nooj, from NONE. Lol, Gippal and
    Nooj are characters from a video game. I made this change in desperation to
    see if I could get a response. I figure a company's malfunctioning
    motherboard is probably more important to Supermicro than an individual's,
    maybe I'm right...

    3. I changed "Email Address:*" to ********@********* , from
    ***********@yahoo.com . I prefer the Yahoo account due to the lack of spam!

    4. I changed "Select Your Return Type:*" to Return for Repair, from Return
    for Cross-Shipment. Cross-Shipment is what I really want because I would
    like to minimize my downtime as much as possible. I thought I might have a
    better chance to get a response if I asked for Return for Repair. Again,
    this isn't what I wanted, but maybe it made the difference to you guys in
    deciding to respond at all...

    So what change was it that I made that finally got you guys to respond? I
    have been submitting RMA requests now since before you opened on the 30th of
    December! All of your auto-replys said, "Your RMA request form has been
    received by SuperMicro's RMA department and we will respond within 1
    business day.". This 4th attempt sure got a quick response! Was it the
    change to my dealers name, company name, email address, or return type? Was
    it a combination of the changes? I would really like to know what finally
    made me *worthy* of a response?
    cards). MB standby LED failure. Mysterious crashes forcing reset.
    -----------------END EMAIL SNIPPET-----------------------
    Brian Pellham, Jan 8, 2004
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