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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 09:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Opening your mice no longer voids your warranty

A lot of people on this forum like to replace the cable in their mice, which a lot of companies say voids your warranty. Well, the FTC did something good for once as of recent. They have made any "warranty void if" stickers not valid. This will apply to not only mice, but gpus, etc - all products. You are free to open your mice and companies still have to honor the warranty!

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43724348
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It never did void your warranty.

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It never did void your warranty.
That's wrong. Besides a small select few manufacturers, opening your mouse use to void your warranty.
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im pretty sure in EU it never voided the warranty, in order to void the warranty the manufacturer would have to prove that you opening it actually broke it. In the US it was different and warranty stickers were common over there.
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As far as I know companies in the US never had legal ground to do this but they did it anyway.

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Was not legal to enforce in US as far as I know, only companies trolling you because you let them and didn't know the laws already existed for ages.
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Quote: Originally Posted by gene-z View Post
That's wrong. Besides a small select few manufacturers, opening your mouse use to void your warranty.
The law in question has been in effect since 1975. If anyone refused your warranty claim because of a sticker, you could have sued them.

If they want to deny a warranty claim because of unauthorized repairs or modifications, they have to prove that's what caused the damage.

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im pretty sure in EU it never voided the warranty, in order to void the warranty the manufacturer would have to prove that you opening it actually broke it. In the US it was different and warranty stickers were common over there.
It did. They were on the Logitech MX 1000. If you punctured the sticker it was void.
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It was void because you belived the manufacturers bull.
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It was void because you belived the manufacturers bull.
It was returned to me back then.
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