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Upgrading HDD and Warranty

Q: Upgrading HDD and Warranty

I have just one question to ask - will upgrading HDD in Y700-15isk avoid warranty? I have seen many different opionions abouit either will I loose it or not. Thanks in advance!

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Hi guys, Just have a question, i just bought an HP laptop. I want to add another 4GB DDR3 stick. Would this void the warranty? Thanks!











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A:Upgrading RAM will void warranty??

Hi, No, it will not void your warranty. Regards, DP-K

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Does upgrading the SSD in an Envy 34-a027c AIO void the warranty?

A:Upgrading SSD void warranty?

Greetings, Only if you damage hardware while doing the upgrade. Use the same size or larger SSD. Keep the original HDD as backup and make an HP Recovery disc set or USB drive before upgrading. Cheers!

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My PC is still under warranty. If I upgrade from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 10, will that affect my warranty should I have problems with the upgarde or any problems while this PC is under the HP warrarty?

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Hi all, I have just purchased thinkpad t480 with 4gb RAM and 500gb HDD.I intend to install an additional 8gb RAM and replace the HDD with SSD, I didn't purchase this model from the start as it was way too expensive than the model I already bought.  The question is :I still have one year in my warranty, WILL this void the warranty in any way? Thanks.. 

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I wish to upgrade the hard drive to an ssd in my HP 15-ay167sa, i was wondering if this would void the warranty as i cant see any stickers that would be broken on the outside of the device. Thanks for any replies.

A:Does upgrading hdd to ssd void warranty?

Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 60 and 66. For this model in order to switch to an M.2 mSSD you have to get a different adapter. There is one SATA port that can only be connected via a ribbon cable that comes off the correct caddy for either a 2.5 inch hard drive/SSD or an M.2 mSSD. Since your laptop has a hard drive you do have all the equipment to upgrade to a 2.5 inch wide SATA SSD 7mm or 9.5mm thick (other than the SSD itself) The whole section on replacing the hard drive is in the "forbidden zone" where it is supposed to only be done by an authorized technician. HP does not take a definitive position on this and I assume it is on a case-by-case basis. You can assume if you cause any damage during the upgrade you are on your own. And to be safe, you should assume if you open the rear cover you may not have a warranty. if it were my laptop I would not be hesitant to upgrade, but that kind of attitude gets me in trouble sometimes.  Post back with any more questions. 

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I have checked with a major computer manufacturer as to the status of the Warranty for customers who upgrade to W10.

I have been advised that : - "...... if the upgrade goes wrong and you are unable to revert to your previous OS, then this will result in your warranty being void ....."

I have further been advised that : - ".... if you have not created system recovery disks and therefore do not have recovery media, or should your recovery media fail to recover your system, you will either have to purchase recovery media from us or you will have to return the unit for an out of warranty repair.... ".

If your computer is still covered by a manufacturers warranty then, before upgrading you may want to obtain, in writing, from your manufacturer as to the status of your warranty should things go wrong and should your recovery media not work as expected.

T.
 

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I have an asus A555L core i3, 4gb ram and an nvidia 930m. 4gb of ram is a bit less, so im planning to upgrade it. There is a removable cover, covering the ram slot screwed to the bottom of the laptop. If i add another 4 gb of ram by opening the cover, will my warranty be void. There are no stickers talking about warranty in the back. The screw is covered by a small circular black tape like thing.

A:Upgrading ram voids warranty? (ASUS)

It might, hard to say? You'd have to read the terms of the warranty. It likely says it OK as long as done my a reputable service center. How old is the laptop and when does the warranty run out? I have a K75DE, I opened the cover and swapped out the hard drive for an SSD shortly after I got it. There wasn't any stickers covering my access screws though. My warranty period has expired long ago now though. I didn't lose any sleep over opening mine up when I did it. I just saved the hard drive in case I ever had to get it serviced. I would have just swapped it back in.

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If i were to change my case, will it void the warranty?

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My laptop is under warranty(got 2yrs left) and I want to upgrade its ram. It is currently 4gb, and i want to upgrade to 8gb. However, it is a new hp model and the ram is behind the keyboard. So a lot of dissassembling has to be done. How can I upgrade without voiding the warranty? Should I take it to the shop I bought it and ask them to upgrade it? What is the solution to upgrade ans keep warranty intact?

A:Will upgrading RAM void my hp laptop warranty?

Could we have the model number? 

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Is it possible to upgrade from a limited warranty to an international warranty?  I have  laptops with more that 600 days worth of warranty cover.

A:Upgrading from Limited to International Warranty

Hi Peteskun,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
It is possible for machine with limited warranty to have automatically have IWS but not all.
 
There are specific models that have International warranty as this depends on the availability of parts specially those that was not marketed to that country. Even if the same model , if the machine tye is different then parts such as the motherboard would not be available and is referred back to the country of purchase for the service.
 
Here are some FAQ to check on your model regarding IWS.
 
Upgrades for accidental damage protection and onsite repair maybe a good plan for you.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I have a p7-1058uk that I bought a week ago.Just wondering if I decided to fit a graphics card, or more RAM, myself, will it affect my warranty?

A:Will upgrading computer void warranty?

Hi: Normally it will not affect the warranty unless you damage components when trying to install things yourself. For example, if you snap a memory slot trying to push in a memory module, HP won't cover the damage. They won't cover a blown power supply if you install a graphics card that exceeds the limits of the P/S. Also they will not support any parts you add unless they are HP parts supported or listed for your PC. Other than that, you are free to upgrade away. Paul

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Hello, I was just wondering if upgrading my graphics card from a GTX 970 to a GTX 1080 would void the care pack of my 860-160se. If the warranty is not voided, is there anything that I need to know about upgrading a graphics card; relating to the "Secure Boot" feature of HP products. I was also wondering if the standard 500W power supply can handle the 1080. The basic specs of my PC are a i7-5930K ; GTX 970 ; 4x 8GB  Samsung 2133MHz. Thanks in advance!

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About a year ago I decided to get a laptop for my work/schooling need, I purchesed this laptop with a 100GB SSD not knowing how little this would be for the tasks that I was going to be doing on this laptop. I have a blank 1TB hard drive and a hard drive replicator that I could to easily clone the smaller drive onto the large drive. However I still have a fair amount of warrenty present for the laptop. If I swap out the hard drive will this void my warrenty? Thanks, 

A:Will Upgrading my Hard Drive void my Warranty?

Not on a Probook. The hard drive compartment is customer accessible and customer can change hard drive. See p. 35 of the Manual here: Service Manual Post back for any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I bought a Lenov Ideapad 510 15IKB on 14th April 2017. Now I'm facing 2 issues with the warranty registration and warranty upgrade: Issue#1On April 16th I registered the base warranty of my product as it should start from the purchase date of my product. After few email conversations for purchase proof, finally on 3rd May, I received email confirming the base warranty registration of my product. It was starting from 14th April 2017 and ending on 13th April 2018. I checked the same on lenovo website. But few days back when I again checked the warranty status, it was restored to factory warranty (15 Oct 2016 - 13 nov 2017). I don't know why this happened and how this happened. When I contacted lenovo, they said that warranty is updated in their database but how can I beleive when I can't see this on warranty lookup section of the Lenovo official website. I have also attached the screen shot of warranty lookup page as of today (22 June 2017). Issue#2I registered for 2 year warranty extension under Back To School offer (Ticket Number - ADP-BTS-025399) on www.buyalenovo.com and made a payment of INR 999/- on 6th May 2017. On 10th May, i received an email confirming the receipt of payment and in the same email, it was mentioned that warranty certificate will be mailed to me within 7 bussiness day, but till the date I've not received any warranty certificate, I've sent so many emails in last one week, but I didn't receive any reply to any email. I tried to reach the A... Read more

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We have a case whereby the base warranty was expired end of 2017 (S200 MT10HQ) , but we have the invoice of june 2018.Now the service partner says, sorry no warranty as it have been expired, the warranty does not start from the end users date of purchase.Is there an warranty law for this in the EU or with Lenovo? We had similar cases with HP probooks which all was excepted with the date of invoice and not base warranty.

A:End user warranty starts from Base warranty or end users date of purchase?

Hi,
 
Warranty starts with date of purchase.  You just have to register with Lenovo that you have wrong start date.  I had to do same thing with my niece's laptop.  See below website.  I just had to upload the purchase receipt to get the warranty start date corrected.  Hope the below helps.
 
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-s-series-all-in-ones/len...

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We always look to use our money in safe mode, in this topic digilatest.com can help you to save your money by prolonging your Lenovo product life by extending warranty period with an warranty plan. its provide benefits when your device ever breaks down after the Lenovo warranty expires, your have to spend some money to make repair. Now easy to extend or renew your product warranty period.  Instead we are recommend you to buy Lenovo warranty extended warranty plan,  its starts immediately after your product warranty expires and covers all the defects and malfunctions that comes by lenovo service centre. And it will in cheap price nearly 1000 INR to extend your product warranty. Repair will done with Lenovo service centres and Free pick and drop ( door delivery) and also can get replacement guarantee. All this will be done in fraction of days.  

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Here can check your Lenovo product warranty in simple and with latest techniques:The first thing you have to do is registration with lenovo website by filling with your personal data and purchase details like serial number and purchased date.Once that is done, you can begin creating a best service request. It will be keep you in safe mode to your product and money if your product suffers from any software problem it will keep you repair in free of cost under warranty period, this registration process can help you to check  your product warranty status.

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Hi! I have really stupid situation. I have returned my laptop to lenovo dealer three times. 1. replaced Touchpad and WiFi adapter. 2. Motherboard & Wifi antenna. 3. Service dealer said that it is all correct and need reinsatll windows OS. But I have 7 days remaining warranty,  thats why they canceled repair. Problem is same: KERNEL POWER 41 critical error. As I know it is motherboard defect. It causes laptop shutting down! I happens ~ in month. What can I do? can my laptop pich up for repair/replace/refund from main Europe dealer?Laptop bought in Germany. Im from Latvia. both are EU countries. Also I have bought extra 2 year warranty which also not activated ( very disappointed with Yoga 900s laptop. 

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sir service engineer told me that your ram socket burns due to heat or power fluctuation  and so we have to change your motherboard for that and this is not covered in your warranty. i have adp warranty .So can i arugu with them in these conditions  ?Is warranty doesnot cover issue due to power fluctuation , which cover accidental protection, too ?

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sir hi actually i bought my lappi last year in the month of may 25th and since i was in last year of my collage i did not bother  to extend becouse of money issue. can i extend the warranty of the lapptop now ??pls help and if yes then what all the procedure i need to follow. ?  w/w  aayan akash. 

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My dell xps 15 9550 was purchased with a 3yr extended warranty.  After getting an email offering to sell an extended warranty, I checked the dell warranty status.  Sure enough, no extended warranty appears.  Is this a system problem or do I need to do something.
Thanks

A:extended warranty not showing up in warranty status

Was it ordered from Dell, or from a third party - or puchased through a retailer?

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Hi, My laptop's manufacturer warranty has expired on January 24 2016. Can I buy extend warranty for my lappy??  

A:Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Hello, If unit doesn't have any issues right now, yes you can extend the warranty. if there is any issue with the laptop then after repair you can extend the warranty  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Have purchased a netbook HP15AY-078TX bearing S.No. CND6300CVS & product id X5Q23PA#ACJ. Want to check the warranty and extended warranty offers.

A:Warranty & Extended warranty offer

Hello  Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty     Extended Warranty :http://www8.hp.com/in/en/support-drivers/carepack-services.html?jumpid=in_r10104_in/en/ps/corp/carep...Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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As the title suggests - my invoice specifically says 3yrs warranty was purchased with my M3800 in November 2014. I'm now showing as out of warranty after 2yrs
I'm having issues with a screen that was replaced in May/June 2016 and would like a replacement as I believe the unit is faulty. Please can you get in touch to resolve.
Thank you.

A:Purchased 3 years warranty; laptop/account showing as out of warranty after 2 years

Hi DModi,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address along with the invoice copy.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Hello, Earlier this year I had my laptop repaired due to issues with the touchscreen and mouse. My warranty then expired in the middle of this year. Now the hinges/cover that were removed to replace the screen are failing. (I also noticed that the cover clips were significantly damaged during the repair when it popped off) Do I have any options here to get this repaired? This was something they had to touch to do the earlier repair and something I could not touch under normal circumstances. Does anyone have any experiance with this? I can't find a good way to contact the warranty department due to my warrenty being expired.

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Hello,

I am currently wanting to begin the process of upgrading various parts of my computer in the upcoming months. The first item I would like to do upgrade is the RAM. I am currently using 8BG (4x2) and would like to double that. I was thinking of going with the Corsair Vengeance 2x8. Eventually I would like to have a pretty sick gaming computer. As of right now, it can handle a lot but can struggle from time to time if I crank up the graphic settings.

I guess the reason I am posting this is to ask a few questions. Would upgrading RAM be a good starting point if wanting to upgrade other hardware as well. I was thinking of also swapping out the video card, cpu, and adding some fans (when I get money that is). I must sound like a complete novice right now lol.. but, I am ready to finally go through with this because my computer is starting to feel like it is getting behind the times in terms of speed and performance haha. Anyway, any insight into this topic and or first time upgrading, specifically with the RAM, would be grrreat. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Upgrading Hardware - First Time Upgrading

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hi,

I bought Windows 7 having come from Vista. However, there is a BIOS update for my system. The new BIOS update states: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms on your notebook PC, please contact HP for support. It is located here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...340180&lang=en

I'd love to flash it but not sure if it will ruin my computer as it's more than likely not designed for flash when Windows 7 is on it or do you's know any better?

I also have 2 blue vertical lines going do the right hand side of the screen. I've seen loads of problems but no solutions. Has any fixed this HP problem?

Cheers folks!

A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
Also, BIOS flashes are dangerous - and you can turn your computer into a paperweight by doing it incorrectly. In short, if it ain't broke - don't fix it!

The type of lines that you describe on your screen are usually caused by hardware issues. Send it in for repair if the system is under warranty. If not, then get an estimate from a local computer store - it may be cheaper to live with it.

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Hey, I want to make clean install of my ES1-331. Will I lose warranty? I have made several clean installs I know what I am doing. Also is warranty elligible under Windows Insider builds? Thanks

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Hi, I've just bought a new laptop. I opened the program HP Support Assistant and it says that the remaining warranty is only 8 months. How is it possible? Thank you.

A:HP Warranty

Hi, By default it may pick the build date. Please call HP in your country with your invoice, they will fix it for you. Regards.

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Dear HP, on 12-11-2015 i bought a displayport, when i try to contact for warranty ( the item is broken) i get the : no more warranty but I bought it in EU so that means that I have 2 years warranty, How can I contact you ? since calling an mailing doesnt work  Kind regardsLisette

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I just purchased my HP Beats 23-n010 April 3, 2016, and they are telling me my warranty expired April 13, 2016. What can I do? 

A:warranty

@vicki-m

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I just bought mine 22.01.2017, the computer says the warranty will expire at 22.January 2017, so  at the moment I have not any warrany.  Please contact me . Thank you. Isabela

A:Warranty

No one is going to contact you. The system keeps a placeholder warranty end date based on average "sell-through". Keep you proof of purchase and HP will provide a warranty until 1 year after first retail purchase. You can also start a  Support Case and ask that the warranty information be updated in the records. 

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Hi I bought a display unit of AiO at the Singapore COMEX 2016 1 week ago. Sales rep told me there's on site 3 years warranty given by HP but when I set up the unit and there was a pop up warranty indicating the warranty period only covers 1 year.And the registration was done by the retailer when the pc was put on display in the event. Please advise what I can do to obtain the 3 years revised status? Should I go back to the retailer ie., Courts Singapore? Thanks.

A:Warranty

Hi, Normally consumers products ONLY have 1 year warranty. During expo, you may get special deal. Please check the invoice/receipt or talk with point-of-sale. Regards.

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Hello, I have a precision 5520 with a SSD M.2 and I'm thinking of adding a second HDD in the free slot. I've read an old post about this procedure and, in theory, there aren't any warranty issues if I simply remove the new HDD when I will send the laptop to Assistence. Can you confirm that?
thank you 

A:Warranty 2nd HDD

Correct.  There are only two things to be aware of here:
- The Dell warranty won't cover the 2nd hard drive since you're purchasing it yourself. The only possible exceptions are that if you buy it from Dell, it may come with its own warranty, and sometimes products purchased through Dell specify that when used in/with a Dell system, the product inherits the system's warranty.
- If you break anything on the system while installing the second drive yourself, that damage would obviously not be covered by your system warranty.

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I have just bought a HP larpto and the speakers are faulty. I know this because when I plug in earphones the sound is good but with just speakers it is no good. how do i report this to HP ?? I have tried to link a warranty on my passport account but it says I have no entitlement. This is making me crazy, I have only just bought the machine and the warranty is entitled

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Hello everyone,The laptop I use is under warranty. Will I be able to guarantee that I have changed my operating system?(Laptop: Lenovo v110-80th)

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When i ordered the t25 there were no warranty options.  I normally buy 3 year onsite with adp.  Can i add it after it ships?

A:t25 warranty

Good question.  When I did a test run at ordering - just a test - it looked like the standard warranty was 3 years.
 
Don't know about ADP and depot vs on-site.
 
Z.

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Hi, In August 2016 I have bought Probook 450 G3. Recently, I used HP Support Assistant to check my laptop's warranty status,and have found out that the warranty has expired on 2017/01/02, less than five months after purchase,although this laptop's warranty should've been valid for 1 year. I followed the link "How to dispute your warranty" from HP Support Assistant, and tried to dispute the warranty as advised by the tutorial from the aforesaid web page, but the option "Dispute this" was missing. Could anyone advise how to dispute the warranty details? Thanks in advance!  

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Help please. HP Support Assistant changed overnight and now shows Warranty Expired and date Dec 2015 when I bought the PC. Expiry date should be 3 December 2016.Have sent HP Warranty Dispute form and evidence of purchase (twice). No response. Have used Assistant Agent twice and was very pleased with excellent service. Because warranty is out of date, according to HP, contact with them is limited and try as I can I have been unable to get a phone call through to customer service (its always busy!). I have even contacted HP  Head Office who gave me the same phone number and a complaints e- mail address which turned out to be in South America! Message on HP Support Assistant  received today asks me to continue  warranty by paying for 2 year cover. Have paid for this today and hope this will sort situation. Meanwhile who can I e mail at HP in the UK to resolve this?

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I bought my Yoga 510 14IKB from UAE, and now I'm in India. So in 5 months of purchase I realise that the hard disk is defective, and my laptop is not covered under International Warranty. Now Lenovo India knows "nothing" about my laptop ( their  reply as I interpret  . Lenovo UAE sends me a list of service centres, and I contact one , they say contact the vendor. Vendor says that sending my hard disk alone,  as I suggested , cannot be done,  need to send the whole laptop.  Does Lenovo provide shipping because it's still covered under warranty?  Can / how do I avail the courier / depot service ? 

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