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Anonymous
June 10, 2004 9:08:14 AM

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The hard drive on my recently purchased Inspiron 5100 went bad. The
warrantee covers the hard drive, but one they sent me is "refurbished" (says
so on the package seal). I am concerned that this one will not last either.
Should I be concerned?

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June 10, 2004 9:08:15 AM

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I had one of the infamous IBM drives go out in my Dell 4100. Dell
sent me a refurbished one and it has been working 24/7 for a couple of
years. I was a little concerned too, but now I'm happy.

On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 05:08:14 GMT, "MissLivvy was:Curly"
<XeveryidiwantistakenX@yahoo.com> wrote:

>The hard drive on my recently purchased Inspiron 5100 went bad. The
>warrantee covers the hard drive, but one they sent me is "refurbished" (says
>so on the package seal). I am concerned that this one will not last either.
>Should I be concerned?
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 9:11:33 AM

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Not really.
Your was used and there is nothing in the warranty that suggests
replacements will be new.
That is standard practice industry wide and beyond.
Run a thorough diagnostic if you want to be sure.

--
Jupiter Jones
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"MissLivvy was:Curly" <XeveryidiwantistakenX@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> The hard drive on my recently purchased Inspiron 5100 went bad. The
> warrantee covers the hard drive, but one they sent me is
"refurbished" (says
> so on the package seal). I am concerned that this one will not last
either.
> Should I be concerned?
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Anonymous
June 10, 2004 4:07:12 PM

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All drives they ship out as replacements are labeled "refurbished" - they
are almost always brand new.
Very few companies do hard drive repair any longer - they're replaced.


"MissLivvy was:Curly" <XeveryidiwantistakenX@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:21Sxc.180$Wr.67@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> The hard drive on my recently purchased Inspiron 5100 went bad. The
> warrantee covers the hard drive, but one they sent me is "refurbished"
(says
> so on the package seal). I am concerned that this one will not last
either.
> Should I be concerned?
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 4:07:13 PM

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"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
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> All drives they ship out as replacements are labeled "refurbished" - they
> are almost always brand new.
> Very few companies do hard drive repair any longer - they're replaced.
>

<snip>

For various Dells, I've received hard disks, optical drives, and even a
sound card replacement all with boxes marked "refurbished" as per Dell's
policy. While I can't be sure about the sound card, all of the drives were
new.


Stew
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 7:08:37 PM

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Here's my guess: Under Dell's warranty, they are permitted to substitute
refurbished parts. If people knew they sometimes use new parts, everyone
would clamor for them. So everything is marked 'refurbished.'

Rocky

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
> news:Q9Yxc.541$Pt.528@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> > All drives they ship out as replacements are labeled "refurbished" -
they
> > are almost always brand new.
> > Very few companies do hard drive repair any longer - they're replaced.
> >
>
> <snip>
>
> For various Dells, I've received hard disks, optical drives, and even a
> sound card replacement all with boxes marked "refurbished" as per Dell's
> policy. While I can't be sure about the sound card, all of the drives
were
> new.
>
>
> Stew
>
>
Anonymous
June 16, 2004 8:39:34 AM

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"MissLivvy was:Curly" <XeveryidiwantistakenX@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:21Sxc.180$Wr.67@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> The hard drive on my recently purchased Inspiron 5100 went bad. The
> warrantee covers the hard drive, but one they sent me is "refurbished"
(says
> so on the package seal). I am concerned that this one will not last
either.
> Should I be concerned?
>
>

If the refurb fails within the warranty period, it too will be replaced.
What is the problem?
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