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The following tools can help users check the status of their warranties:
 
The following tools can help users check the status of their warranties:
  
''IBM/Lenovo Users''  
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'''IBM/Lenovo Users'''  
 
[http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/warrantyform?brandind=5000008 IBM Warranty Status tool]
 
[http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/warrantyform?brandind=5000008 IBM Warranty Status tool]
  
''Dell Users''
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'''Dell Users'''
 
[http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/en/details?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs Dell Warranty Status tool]
 
[http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/en/details?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs Dell Warranty Status tool]

Latest revision as of 14:44, 10 May 2007

Warranty

Different vendors handle their warranties by different means.

Warranties are an important consideration when purchasing equipment. For more expensive machines a 3-year warranty is nearly a must. In the cases of cheaper machines, it may not make sense to spend $300 on a $700 laptop for the extended warranty period.

Remember warranties usually don't cover batteries (past 1-year), unless explicitly mentioned in the warranty terms.

Warranties are not:

  • Accident protection plans, warranties are in place to cover failed hardware under normal means. Accidental damage (dropped laptop, cracked LCD, liquid spills) are generally not covered by any warranty.
  • Protecting any data loss by a hardware failure. Save often, save early!




The following tools can help users check the status of their warranties:

IBM/Lenovo Users IBM Warranty Status tool

Dell Users Dell Warranty Status tool