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[Resolved]  PNY GeForce graphics card — Shoddy product is risk to PC

Will the PNY Geforce graphics card damage a PC? My PNY GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI burned out (terrible burning smell from the PC). The card was less than a year old, running in a standard Dell Dimension PC. The PC shut down and would not restart until I removed the card. The card fan, cheaply fastened to the PNY card, had fallen off the card onto the motherboard. It could have caused considerable damage. What else on this card is substandard and a threat to the PC. Is the PNY GeForce series safe?

Then PNY would not honor the warranty for the card even though it had been registered with them since the day it was purchased. They insisted on the original receipt. I was lucky in that the store was able to produce a copy of the year old receipt so I could be covered by the warranty.
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Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020
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PNY Technologies graphic cards will damage your computer!!! It damaged mine. Filed complain with BBB but they already know how shady this company is. PNY had score "F" with Better Business Bureau. See below:

BBB Rating

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of F on a scale from A+ to F.
Reasons for this rating include:

* 125 complaints filed against business
* Failure to respond to 18 complaints filed against business.
* 4 complaints filed against business that were not resolved.
* Length of time business has taken to resolve complaint(s).
* BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business.

Consider yourself worned!!!
PNY Technologies video cards are health risk to your computer. Their 9500GT destroyed two of my HP computers within 6 months of operations. PNY Tech may cause big problems to your computer as they did to mine. Their technical support said that it was Acer LCD that caused the motherboard to blow out and not their Video Card. So I'm taking them and Tiger Direct who sold me this inferior product to court.

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