1. Core Condition: Boards damaged by liquid spills or otherwise physically abused/misused are not qualified to participate in our core exchange program which is designed solely to replace boards that have failed through normal usage.
2. De-Populate Board:Remove the following components from the core before shipping it to GALAXY - processors, memory (DIMMs), PCI Express/Graphics cards, AirPort Extreme card (if installed), Bluetooth card (if installed). Make sure that the removed components are placed in a safe, clean and static free environment until the new board arrives. Install removed components on the new board. You must also transfer the back-ports EMI shield to the new board.