I am reaching out to the masses with a question, that I hope someone could answer. I currently own an Origin EON-17SLX laptop (Clevo P870KM), equipped with an intel i7-7700K and an nvidia GTX-1080 gpu. Recently, an odd occurrence happened, where after doing a repaste on both the cpu and gpu and closing up the laptop, I heard what sounded like something loose floating around inside. I reopened the laptop, only to find a very tiny piece of metal, which i confirmed to be a resistor. I thought nothing of it and kept it and went along my business but later on, I started to get intermittent system lockups, with my only option being a hard reboot and then everything was fine. The intermittent lockups are still happening, so I went back inside the laptop to try to track down where this resistor came from. I found out that it belonged to the gpu card, and it appears that it just plain came away from the card, since the solder points are still intact. Further observation of the card shows another resistor starting to "tombstone", or rather one end is coming away from it's solder point. I reached out to Origin about this matter but I seem to be getting the runaround. The downside to all of this is that the laptop is just over 2 years old, and I only had a 2 year warranty, but my point to all of this is that why can't someone (like Origin) claim this to be a manufacturer defect and have it exchanged by Clevo, as such? Worst case, I have to replace the card, but $1000-$1200 is a pile of money i really don't want to have to give up (cost quoted by Origin). I thought about resoldering the resistor back on, but if it came off and not by defect, maybe it was shot off the card due to a power issue? Excuse my ignorance in this, since this is the first time i have ever experienced something like this. I've scoured the net for replacement cards, have seen some that are used, but I am weary about buying used gpu cards and of course, brand new is uber expensive. I could use some sage advice from anyone who may have experienced this issue or know what other options I might have. Thanks.