On Friday 13 June 2008, Scott wrote:
>Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Rather irrelevant what they _say_, as I've had Dell refuse to honour my
>> warranty precisely because I had Linux installed.
Circuit City gave me several chorus's of that song and dance when I bought my
laptop HP from them nearly 3 years ago now. I bought the warranty, and once it
was in my hands, I then informed them that if I had a hardware problem with it,
and they refused to service it because it had linux on it (I kept xp on a small
partition so they could access their tools) that the next place they would see
me was in court.
About 4 months later the dvd writer died. They fixed it with a new one, and
never said a thing when I had to select windows on it at boot time.
The screen and the battery are still in good shape today.
They can sing that company song all they want, but they know they haven't a leg
to stand on once they walk into the courtroom door.
>WOW! I am so pleased I did not take the warranty Dell tried to force on
>me (they tried to charge me for it when I did not ask for it). This is
>a very good reason why never to purchase any warranty.
>>> As for swapping out hard drives, as long as the Hard drive you put in is
>>> compatible with the system, the only thing your original laptop warranty
>>> will not cover is that new hard drive.
>> Not necessarily true. At least one Dell I owned had a hardware warranty
>> that explicitly stated that the only internal component I could touch was
>And yet, another good reason why never to pay for a warranty
Mine paid for most of itself when the writer failed.
>Sent to you from a Linux computer using Kubuntu Version 8.04
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