ASUS and Bad Customer Service

So this started years ago ASUS was the top of the line motherboards and still might be, but whoever from ASUS said we should branch out should be fired. I never had a problem with one of the motherboards,but this time was different. When I need a new “gaming” computer I ask for parts over time, fathers day and then birthdays and so on.

Got all the parts I needed to get the build up and running, new everything. Built the computer and everything was working fine,the motherboard was a gift from Amazon months ago. Now 99% of the time I would not use the “onboard” sound on a board,I have almost always used a Sound Blaster card for sound. But this time with the micro board it would not fit without blocking the fan for video or cutting off the USB connection for the case.

After about 2 weeks it lock’s up to the point I have to hard boot the computer and still it will not come back to life. I had to turn off the power to the board to get Windows to reboot. Finding out the sound card on the board was not working or taking drivers. I started the RMA process , knowing from the grape-vine this is going to take a while.

Not willing to wait the month it was going to take to get it back I order another motherboard same model. I put all the same parts back and booted it up, FIRST going into the bios and disabling the on-board sound. It booted up and knock of wood I have had almost no problems with it ( 1803 from Microsoft was a bitch ) .

Now the fun begins with ASUS……

I get the board back from ASUS and they say they can not find a problem with it, after about a week of emails back and forth. Seems who ever responds to the email is not on west coast time because it takes a day to get a response, that’s bad ASUS. They send me a “report” and photos of that they tested and it looks like the ethernet card is what they were looking at , nothing about what I reported “on-board sound” problems.

So the emails and Facebook chats start going and after about a month I get passed the regular support team to a ” customer retention” person ( Rodel L at ASUS ) cl-rodel@asus.com and since then I had given the motherboard they said was good away to someone who could not afford one for testing/use.

Now talking with Rodel via email I thought as a ASUS rep he was going to send me a replacement motherboard for the one that was not working . I thought wrong , they would send a “new” one to me when they could get one in stock (you make the dam things you don’t have one in stock ! ) and IF I sent the other one back to them. I explained I didn’t have it and that was another 2 weeks of emails .

Dam this is a long story you are thinking….now you know how I feel.

Rodel from ASUS was refusing to help and I ended the email conversation with ” I CAN”T ANYMORE”.

So ASUS don’t stand by their motherboards anymore…

Asus customer service is not trained to read emails to them….

Sorry but “I don’t think” english is taught to them well enough…

ASUS customer service is useless….

Robert Plant at Lake Tahoe

So the weekend starts off in Harvey’s Lake Tahoe , and the last time I stayed there It was my birthday years ago . I also think it was our first time staying at Harvey’s. The room we got was a suite with 2 rooms and views of the lake , it has a tub you could lay in and see the lake. This time we get a nice young lady with an accent checking us in and she said we “qualified for a upgrade”…oh great I think.

The upgrade I think this time was a bed and a working toilet , very disappointed. But the casino floor was where I would be spending most of my time so I didn’t say anything. The machines were not doing bad and ended up staying out to late and i knew what that ment ( hangover ) .

The next day ( after something for my head ) we ate at Ace’s Smoke House for the 2nd time and again they have to be the best BBQ in Tahoe. We had some friends coming up for the show and they used a Lyft a few time’s and said it wasn’t that expensive.

As for the show I didn’t think I would get to see Robert Plant before he or I died , the show was so good .

 

Los lobos was the warmup band and they sounded good and the area was so small you could see everything . The crowd was a mix of older folks but that is what I expected.

 

Robert Plant¬†sounded so awesome and the he didn’t miss a beat for the whole show.

Weekend in Arizona

Went down to Cottonwood , AZ for the weekend before it got to hot to visit with some friends. This town is just so cute it reminds me a lot of California but the people were great and so many places to eat and drink for such a small town.

We rented a house and it was a steep hill to get the place , after wine that was real fun. We did a Safari something I thought was odd in AZ, but it was fun to 4 wheel in the dirt. And there were more “wine tasting” places then I could visit in a few days.

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And OMG the food

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