[solved] Voiding warranty question

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Davo1111, Apr 26, 2010.

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Could i get away with a sneaky warranty if they broke?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2010.
  1. No chance!

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  2. Yeah.

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  3. candy! / NFI etc

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  1. Davo1111

    Davo1111 Member

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    I have 4 external hard drives (lacie/WD/seagate/maxtor - total 3.5TB) and was thinking of pulling them all apart and putting them in one large lan/seed box. I was thinking, if i remove the internal drives from the enclosures, could i still get a warranty with the internals if they broke?

    Apart from not having the correct reciept, are there any other factors that could mess this plan up? Would the serial number on the inside be the same as the outside?

    I know they could either be sata or ide, so i'd have to open them up and find out before buying a mb.

    thanks
    DAvo

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  2. Yaleman

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    Generally there's some sort of clause in the warranty that states if you modify (ie remove the drive from) the hardware then there's no warranty for you. They don't know what you scratched/shorted/poured coke over and then cleaned up in the meantime.
     
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    the problem is that lots of dickheads who are moderate novices claim they know more than they do, therefore you can't explain politely to a service person that you have the relevant skills
     
  4. rowan194

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    I'm pretty sure that with Seagate and WD the serial number ties them to an enclosure, so they won't accept a bare drive back.

    Keep the enclosures and reassemble them in case of any issues? Assuming they don't have "warranty is void if this sticker is broken" type protection...
     
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    hmm thanks guys
    i checked them all. 3 (max, seagate, lacie) have the serial number sticker over the screw. and the WD has a special warranty void sticker. I think i'll hold off for a little bit.
    davo
     
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    Personally, i'd sell them all and buy a couple of internal style hdds.
     

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