No, then you have to deal with MSI garbage support. (I've seen the horror stories from them too) Every maker makes machines that will fail, it's a part of the business. Ideally it's a small percentage, and part of shopping is knowing whether the reseller will be around in 1-2 years. @Fastidious Reader If the motherboard is shot, you may want to look at a new notebook instead, as it can be upwards of $800+ for BGA mobo replacements, since they have CPU and GPU on them. Plus you also don't know how much collateral damage you have sustained, like the memory modules or secondary boards. At least with a new system you have a new warranty from a new vendor, and you know it will work.