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Dell warranty expiring soon - any tips/advice?


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ohsogirly

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:) I have a Dell Inspirion 9200 that's about 4 years old. I bought there 100% extended "we'll jump through hoops for you" warranty which expires 01-15-09.

Can anybody recommend any test or something I should look out for? I've only had to call them one time for a battery which they brought to my house, other than that, they've never heard a peep from me.

The only thing on my end that i've noticed is my dvd burner burns slow. And it seems people say they die or need replacement if you burn movies or cd's often. I've updated the drivers, not in PIO mode, etc. (btw, not trying to make this a help me w/ my slow burner post)

I've googled stuff like: laptop warranty expiring soon + recommended test
But i've only read stories of customers who were upset because the warranty just recently expired.

Any tips, links, or anything you can recommend i'd certainly appreciate.


Thank you in advance!
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Since nothing is broken, I see no reason for running any tests. Your warranty will expire in 8 days, so there is no test, which will tell you: "Hey call Dell, because your hard drive will break 72-76 hours".
They won't care about your dvd drive until it's BROKEN. Besides, brand new DL DVD burner can be bought under $30.
Not ot mention, that you'll probably want to buy newer computer in a year, or two, since yours is 4 years old.
BTW, IMHO, extended warranty is nothing but a rip off.
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Thanks for replying. Btw, too funny on your "there's no test blah blah"..... I knew that much! :) It's cool, I got some other replies and things to try. And you're right, it's not like Dell is gona say, "yeah, we'll swap it out for you, in fact, heck- we'll upgrade you".

I wish I didn't get the extended warranty, but, whatever....it's done.

Have a good one!
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Talking about any warranty...you know the rule...
In 99% cases, things start to break just one day after warranty expires :)
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