The Tech Report received word that MSI is now providing another avenue for Sandy Bridge users:
The company is still recommending that folks contact the original place of purchase, but it now provides another avenue:
Alternatively, end users can register their Intel 6 Series notebook or motherboard with MSI by April 30, 2011 at http://us.msi.com/snb_replacement to be eligible for the following options.
1. HM67 gaming notebooks: End users are eligible to receive an upgrade to MSI's next generation gaming notebook upon its availability.
2. P67 and H67 motherboards: End users are eligible for a replacement with the new B3 stepping of the Intel 6 series motherboard when it is available in channel.
3. Shipping: To make the replacement as smooth as possible, MSI will provide end users with a UPS 3 Day shipping label for returns, and will deliver the brand new item by UPS 3 Day shipping, both at no cost.
MSI has also set up an e-mail hotline for all questions about Sandy Bridge motherboard and notebook replacements: SNB_Support@msi.com.