This flashback post stands up well because there is a reason why warranties are the length they are.

What a difference a year makes

When mentioning my Inspirion 1150 in the past I’ve said it never gave me any trouble. My warranty ran out three weeks ago.

On Saturday I installed a friends copy of CIV IV to see if the graphics card of my laptop could handle it and sad to say the wife will NOT be getting me it for Christmas (and as we’ve established I’m too cheap to buy a new pc just for a game).

This morning I was coming into work early to cover for a friend, booted up my laptop and rushed to do something that was going to take 10 minutes. I figured no problem, by the time I was back it would be booted and ready to log in. Instead I found a highly interesting blue screen of death.

If the problem persists I might reinstall the system files from the cd or run a sfc scannow

I restarted the system and it came up but the timing reminded me of this Day-by-Daycartoon below.

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Eric always buys extended warranties with laptops, I didn’t. We will soon see if he is right and I am toast.

Posted by Peter at November 14, 2005 09:18 AM


The Chris Muir Comment on that post is worth reprinting as well:


Peter, as a product designer who is well-versed with production methods, I can tell you for a fact that products today are very carefully engineered for a certain amount of time and no more.

I can recall the good ol’ MaBell phones that would take a tank round before they’d break. No more, it’s all crap from China.

I thought I’d type this out quick like as the warranty on this Mac I’m using sta

Posted by: chris Muir at November 14, 2005 12:22 PM


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