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gene-z 04-13-2018 09:44 PM

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! :thumb:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43724348

TranquilTempest 04-13-2018 10:03 PM

It never did void your warranty.

gene-z 04-13-2018 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TranquilTempest (Post 27158009)
It never did void your warranty.

That's wrong. Besides a small select few manufacturers, opening your mouse use to void your warranty.

Aliandro1d 04-14-2018 05:37 AM

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.

xmr1 04-14-2018 05:51 AM

As far as I know companies in the US never had legal ground to do this but they did it anyway.

JackCY 04-14-2018 05:54 AM

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.

TranquilTempest 04-14-2018 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gene-z (Post 27158105)
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.

vf- 04-14-2018 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliandro1d (Post 27159337)
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.

outofmyheadyo 04-14-2018 06:57 AM

It was void because you belived the manufacturers bull.

vf- 04-14-2018 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo (Post 27159721)
It was void because you belived the manufacturers bull.

It was returned to me back then.


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