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Just another click bait aiming to attack MS because they are currently the flavour of the month evil company.

Flavor of the month?

How about trophy winning click bait of the year.
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post #12 of 63
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Oh yes, because MS is the only company doing this. Hell, most video cards even have these stickers (though they will usually allow for replacement of the coolers anyway). Btw, I've never heard of this "law" that bans companies from using tamper-proof stickers. Is that actually real or just a figment of this writer's imagination? Checked their link to the supposed law but I don't see anything there that guarantees you the right to tamper with a product without exclusion from the warranty? Maybe I'm just missing it?

Its the magnusson moss act, it's widely know known in automotive industry. It basically says they can't deny you warranty claim just because you did some modifications and/or tampering. They have to prove that your modification caused the damage to deny your claim.
post #13 of 63
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That sticker is on every GPU/PSU you buy, Microsoft or Apple is far from the only "illegal practicing company". So it either don't actually apply to the electronic industry by precedent or none of the 100,000+ greedy lawyers practicing in this country give a damn about your petty complaints rolleyes.gif to actually challenge that in court.
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I didn't know M$py make the Playstation 4, iPhones and MacBooks. So, as we can clearly see M$py are being singled out :rolleyes:

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 The Xbox One has a sticker that, if broken or removed, implies to Microsoft that a third party has opened the device. The Playstation 4 has various stickers that must be broken to open the device that explicitly state that tampering with them invalidates the warranty. iPhones and MacBooks don’t have a warranty-voiding sticker, but Apple Geniuses are trained to look for clues that would tip the company off to the fact that the device has been opened. Apple has also been known to refuse service on devices that have been opened.** Each of those company’s warranty agreements advise against or forbid* opening the device.
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Can we please stop with the clickbait BS and even try to publish news with some kind of information value?
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Just another click bait aiming to attack MS because they are currently the flavour of the month evil company.

Comcast season is my favorite hate season, it should last the whole year.
We have plenty of seasonal cool-to-hate products on OCN throughout the year to get us through our miserable lives!
    
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I had one of the first PS2s that quit reading disks right after the warranty ran out. If i remember correctly the serial number was on the bottom half of the case and all the hardware was connected to the top half of the case and of course they had one of these black warranty void stickers that would say void all over it when you peel it off. I bought a new PS2 from walmart and swapped the bottom half of the case, then took a black sharpie and colored the back of the sticker and glued it back on the PS2 I returned.. Walmart checked the serial number and gave me my money back.
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Can we please stop with the clickbait BS and even try to publish news with some kind of information value?

Well, I didnt click on the link, but I did learn something. I did not know those stickers were illegal.
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I had one of the first PS2s that quit reading disks right after the warranty ran out. If i remember correctly the serial number was on the bottom half of the case and all the hardware was connected to the top half of the case and of course they had one of these black warranty void stickers that would say void all over it when you peel it off. I bought a new PS2 from walmart and swapped the bottom half of the case, then took a black sharpie and colored the back of the sticker and glued it back on the PS2 I returned.. Walmart checked the serial number and gave me my money back.

I forget what device it was but I remember doing something to a console and the sticker stated warranty void if removed so I cut it down the center. Sent it in for warranty service later and they called me. I said the sticker was never removed and they put me on hold. They came back and told me they would service the console as requested, gave me an ETA and confirmed my mailing address and personal info. I'm 90% sure it was a PS2...

Never knew these stickers were illegal. Likely they are used the same way EULAs are.
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post #20 of 63

I've seen many products with those tamper stickers. I think they still use them because people just don't know any better.

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