Hello everyone, love the ROG community and great experts here I picked up a Z77 Gene as soon as it was available and it really does rock. Lots of features and the overclocking ability is tremendous. I ran into a problem recently though when I removed my Matrix 580 from its PCI-E slot to reroute and tie down a few cables. After reinstalling the GPU it no longer shows up in Windows 7, and the bios indicates a card is present but running at x0 (link speed set to auto). I also installed an mSATA SSD and Intel WiFi card into the Combo riser. I thought initially the add-in cards had something to do with it but upon closer inspection it looks like two of the gold connection fingers on the Matrix are chipped off the PCB. Each is missing about a 1/4 of a finger. I installed the card in an adjacent x16 to make sure it was not the motherboard and got the same result. An x1 soundcard I have runs fine in both slots as well.
My question is: Is there any way to repair the PCB connections, and/or does ASUS cover this kind of thing under warranty? I realize this might be categorized under Customer Induced Damage "CID", however I've removed/added countless cards in the past and never had an issue. The motherboard PCI-E slots seem to have a lot more 'grab' than other motherboards I've used, has anyone experienced this before?