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MCP Lapel Pin

I recently became an MCP and recieved my welcome kit with the lapel pin (FINALLY!).  I was amused and dissapointed in it's design.  The method for attaching the pin involves a pretty strong magnet.  I thought it a clever design until I put it on my work badge ribbon and hung it around my neck.  I lost the back for the little guy inside a power supply while leaning over an open computer.  Now I can't find either.  It's probably good the computer wasn't on :)  I am hopeful that I can at least get a replacement pin from MS and better yet, one with a much better non-magnetic clasp or something.   It was a very nice looking pin too!  Has anyone else had a similar experience?  Were you able to get it replaced at least?  I did not find anyone on eBay selling them as I thought I would.
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iedenCommented:
Rip that power supply apart buddy.
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iedenCommented:
Turn that PC upside down and shake violently.
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iedenCommented:
Of course you need an A+ certification to do that kind of thing but hey... It's worth a shot.
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micromarchCommented:
I know what you mean. When i got my mcse I had put my pin on my shirt and then accidently threw it in the washing machine and now cant find the magnet that holds the pin anymore. No idea where you can get a replacement magnet like that.. Maybe call mcp help line.
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moorhouselondonCommented:
>I was amused and dissapointed in it's design.
Did they not send you the SP2 version?
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roygarrattCommented:
I got a replacement by contacting microsoft customer services (see MCP Secure site or http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/worldsites.asp) after my ID was destroyed in a car crash (fire) there was no charge, but they were not too quick though either. I did this by email, never spoke to anyone

new card does not look as good as the old one, new one has the hologram on the back instead of the front
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David_FongCommented:
The old pin had what is called a tie tack clasp similar to the one at www.qualitylapelpins.com/attachments.php Good old reliable NT3.51 version :)
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Clever_BobCommented:
Dude, seriously .. people don't wear them. They're supposed to sit in a drawer and collect dust.

Haven't we I.T types got a nerdy enough reputation without displaying our true geekyness to the whole world? Are you still wearing your bush survival badge from cub scouts? Are you displaying your 5 metre swimming certificate on your desk? Even Bill Gates wouldn't be seen dead wearing an MCP badge and he is king of the nerds.

The badges are probably designed to fall apart after the first wear to spare you the embarrassment.
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Clever_BobCommented:
BUT congrats on becoming an MCP - a valuable addition to the CV and representative of a whole lot of work!
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xy8088Commented:
"Dude, seriously .. people don't wear them. They're supposed to sit in a drawer and collect dust."

Exactly, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing one! The only pin that I might consider wearing would be if I ever got a CCIE. I MIGHT wear the CCIE pin. But probably not...
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moorhouselondonCommented:
>CCIE

It's not the best combination of letters.
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