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      Live and learn for sure. I actually saved some...

      Live and learn for sure. I actually saved some other guy on a different message board from going down the exact same path so I feel somewhat better about the whole situation. Pay it forward and...
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      Live and learn! And yep, that's exactly why the...

      Live and learn! And yep, that's exactly why the i5 worked. The shipped BIOS version was actually a January 2019 release which made it even more surprising.

      Oh I remember those days. I think my...
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      My thoughts exactly, I've never personally...

      My thoughts exactly, I've never personally encountered a bad CPU out of the box. I've racked my brain trying to think if I did something to it, but I'm pretty methodical and careful with this stuff...
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      Mystery (hopefully) solved. I broke down and...

      Mystery (hopefully) solved. I broke down and took it to a local shop who had enough on hand spare parts to test everything. They swapped a ninth gen i5 into it and things just worked. They...
    5. PM'd, thanks!

      PM'd, thanks!
    6. Price shipped to 15216? Thanks a lot

      Price shipped to 15216? Thanks a lot
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      Tried to update the BIOS on the first motherboard...

      Tried to update the BIOS on the first motherboard (it was one revision out of date) and it *drumroll*



      .... froze ....
    8. Bump, to check availability. Thanks!

      Bump, to check availability. Thanks!
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      Full disclosure, I just dropped this thing off at...

      Full disclosure, I just dropped this thing off at a local shop to have them put a second set of eyes on it and to bench test the memory and chip since I don't have spares to swap. I'm up against...
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      Certainly can't hurt. I'll give it a shot, thanks

      Certainly can't hurt. I'll give it a shot, thanks
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      It never even gets half way through the install...

      It never even gets half way through the install of Windows. Hangs at like 3 minutes which is usually during the unpacking stage



      I tried, and it still hangs after a a minute or three after...
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      New build hanging after 1-3 minutes

      So full disclosure it's been years since I've built a PC (7-8), but I've built plenty in my life. My dad says to me "Hey my 13 year old PC is apparently not worth fixing anymore, can you build me...
    13. Looking for a front drivers side door lock...

      Looking for a front drivers side door lock actuator. I believe part #5K1837016E. Available on this or any of your others? Thanks!
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      I'm thinking it's the door lock actuator. I'm...

      I'm thinking it's the door lock actuator. I'm not quite convinced it's something loose right now simply because it's repeatable behavior based on certain conditions. I guess I would expect a loose...
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      Exterior door handle won't work

      So, on my 2015 GTI the exterior drivers door, door handle will not work after unlocking the car. If I walk up to the car, unlock it and try to open the door, I get no release and the door doesn't...
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      Success! In fact it opens and closes as easily as...

      Success! In fact it opens and closes as easily as ever... What a let down... The bottom latch is most certainly bent, but still securely attached and latches strong. Whoop whoop

      Sent from my...
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      Well, you're not wrong there! Sent from my...

      Well, you're not wrong there!

      Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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      Taking bets, will my hood close again?

      So a week ago some mad woman backed into my car. Accidents happen I guess. But now I have to drive across the state tomorrow and want to check my fluids, in particular my coolant since I saw a brief...
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      Sure thing, I used this stuff and mixed according...

      Sure thing, I used this stuff and mixed according to the directions: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rapid-Set-50-lb-CTS-Concrete-Leveler-186010050/204414391
      . Granted I used this stuff over a small...
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      Absolutely. I suppose I'm just picturing...

      Absolutely. I suppose I'm just picturing something slapstick out of a movie the way you describe it, heh. But yeah, classroom vs reality has proven to be drastically different

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