Oh, EVGA. I know you're new to this whole tablet thing, but you should seriously watch your automated email system just a little bit better.

Today, owners of EVGA products – which includes the Tegra Note 7 tablet – are receiving an email that contains some fantastic tips and pointers...for those who have purchased EVGA video cards. Not such good advice for those who only own the TN7.

Dear EVGA Member,,

Thank you for your purchase from EVGA! We like to make sure that you are receiving and will continue to receive a great experience with your EVGA product.

Have you looked inside your system recently? Dust can be a tough foe against your hardware and EVGA is here to help. Take a few minutes to open up your system and make sure your system is running clean and cool at the same time. Here are some simple steps to keep your EVGA product running for a lifetime of use.

1. Every 30 days get some canned/compressed air and clean out your system. Dust can cause heat issues which can lead to hardware failure if not maintained and cause an unwanted RMA in the future. Remove your components one at a time to thoroughly clean them. Take the time to keep your system clean and keep it running.

2. Preventing dust is just as important as keeping it out of your system. Some cases have built in filters to prevent dust and build up from entering your case. Make sure to clean or replace any filters to maintain good clean airflow into your EVGA system. Don’t have any filters? Take a look online for some simple ways to add filters to your case and keep it clean.

3. Running water cooling? Have you flushed your system recently? Water cooling can become a nightmare if not maintained. Make sure to flush your system to prevent mold, algae and build up from creating complications. Make sure to clean your system fans at the same time, blocked air flow on your radiator can cause just as much trouble.

Following these simple steps to maintain your EVGA system will improve your gaming experience and keep you fraggin’ for a lifetime.

Thank you,
EVGA Customer Service

So yeah, TN7 owners: please don't open your tablet up to blow the dust out. Not only is that unnecessary, but it will also void your warranty. And ruin your tablet, most likely beyond repair.

Silly EVGA.

Update: An EVGA product manager got in touch and told us the issue had been dealt with:

Just want to mention that we have corrected the problem, apologies for the issue.

Thanks, 3pears!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

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  • darkdude1

    "Water cooling can become a nightmare if not maintained." - especially for tablets.

    • Matt

      So portable.

      • Blue Sun

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        • CaptRavo

          The water? Maybe, but I wouldn't drink it.

    • tokuiten

      That's what the HDMI-to-Gardena adapter is for.

    • Crispin Swickard

      There was the NEC Medias X N-06E phone that came out a year ago, so it wouldn't be unprecedented if there was a tablet.

  • Gurpreet

    this is hilarious

    • exKubik

      this is SPARTA!

      • Serge Cebrian

        This is me Mario

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          I laughed out loud for like 2 solid minutes at this

  • 3pears

    It's an unfortunate email for EVGA. They've made a great tablet which I just love.

  • Js__

    I want to water cool a tablet now, just for EVGA.

  • gladgura

    I just had to laugh when I started reading about water cooling. I do wonder how many people are attempting any of those solutions.

  • Matthew Fry

    If you happened to have dropped your tablet in the water, now is the time to submit a warranty claim.

  • Nicktrance

    Why would you ruin it beyond repair unless you're completely careless? but yeah the Note 7 is the only device they sell which is not a PC part, with the exception of their peripherals which are also PC related at least.

  • Wesley Modderkolk

    I knew I wasn't the only one water cooling my tablet!

  • Aravind Arsenal

    Mom, can I borrow your air pump? Got some work to do..

  • abobobilly

    Tags "lolevga".

    LOL EVGA !!

  • Dru Thomas

    yea i guess they should have put a disclaimer on it, cuz the number of idiots out there keeps growing.