View Full Version : Dell notebook out of warranty

06-22-2005, 03:25 PM
Is there anyway to get service after the warranty expires?

my monitor gets all shaky and fuzzy but it still works if i balance it on my leg just right. I am hoping it is just a loose wire or something, but I am not about to crack it open to look. Is it worth getting something like this fixed, or is it going to be too expensive???

06-22-2005, 03:58 PM
There is probably a dell certified repair shop in your area. Look in the phonebook. That's a good place to start.


06-22-2005, 05:07 PM
it could very well be the flex cable, which is not a big deal and shouldn't cost much to repair. if you need to replace the screen, throw it in the garbage because you might as well buy a new one. i bet it's the flex cable though...i had problems with it on my dell laptop and know many others with dells that had problems with it.

James Lang
06-23-2005, 04:52 PM
Dell will still probably service it.

06-24-2005, 11:29 AM
Definately try to find a local Dell servicer. That way you can get a diagnosis and estimate before you spend much money. Sending to Dell will also work, but you spend bucks to maybe find out it isn't worth getting fixed.

06-24-2005, 02:47 PM
Depending on your state, the implied warranty of merchantability may cover the replacement or repair of your item providing you purchased it new from a regular company like BestBuy.

Most likely after sending a demand letter you would have to go to small claims court.

Assuming your notebook is not older than the average expected life of the product you should win.