Limited Warranties and Return Policy

Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 1-year, 2-year,
3-year or 4-year limited warranty, depending on the product purchased. To determine which warranty came
with your hardware product(s), see your packing slip or invoice. The following sections describe the limited
warranties and return policy for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your — our end-user customer's —
Dell-branded hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
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Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware
products through our factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
Non-Dell branded and Solution Provider Direct products and accessories
Problems that result from:
External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
Servicing not authorized by Dell
Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell
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Products with missing or altered Service Tags or serial numbers
Products for which Dell has not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND
REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR
PACKING SLIP OR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY
AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY OR FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR
LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE
SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except for the
following Dell-branded hardware:
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Portable computer batteries carry the lesser of either a 1-year limited warranty or the length of the
limited warranty for the Dell computer with which the battery is shipped.
Your PERC5 battery may provide up to 72 hours of controller cache memory backup power when
new. Under the 1-year limited warranty, we warrant that the battery will provide at least 24 hours of
backup coverage during the 1-year limited warranty period.
Projector lamps carry a 90-day limited warranty.
Memory carries a lifetime limited warranty.
The limited warranty for monitors purchased independent of a system lasts for the time period
indicated on your packing slip. Monitors purchased with a system are covered by the system limited
warranty.
PDAs, earphones, and remote inline controls carry a 1-year limited warranty.
Other add-on hardware carries the longer of either a 1-year limited warranty for new parts and a
90-day limited warranty for reconditioned parts or, for both new and reconditioned parts, the
remainder of the warranty for the Dell computer on which such parts are installed.
The limited warranty on all Dell-branded products begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The
warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change
the availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also
have your Dell Service Tag or order number available.
Contact
Phone (U.S. Only)
Web Support:
Individual Home Consumers:
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased
through an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-695-8133
Home and Small Business Commercial
Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large or Global Commercial
Customers, Healthcare Customers, and
Value-Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Web
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties:
During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will
repair any Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship. If we are not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is
new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your
return. You must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges,
and insure the shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the
repaired or replacement products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you
use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories).
Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of
service alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and
any other storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal
information and removable media such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible
for any of your confidential, proprietary, or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged
or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective
part with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will
require a valid credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for
the replacement part as long as you return the original part to us within 30 days after we ship the
replacement part to you. If we do not receive the original part within 30 days, we will charge to your credit
card the then-current standard price for that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States, (excluding Puerto Rico and
U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a
prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement.
Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to
that contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in
building replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have
been returned to Dell, some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected
and tested for quality. Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited
warranty for the product you bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system
and records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You
may record your transfer by going to Dell's Web site:
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If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer
who purchased through an Employee Purchase Program, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
Dell Return Policy (U.S. Only)
Dell values our relationship with you and offers a return policy for most products that you purchase directly
from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell, within the applicable return policy period, products that
you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and
handling and applicable restocking fees.
Hardware Products and Accessories: Unless you have a separate agreement with Dell or except as
provided in the section below, all hardware, accessories, peripherals, parts and software that is unopened
and still in its/their sealed package or, if delivered electronically, that has not been downloaded, may be
returned within twenty-one (21) days from the date on the packing slip or invoice for a credit or a refund of
the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees.
Exceptions to Dell's 21-day return policy:
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New PowerEdgeTM , PowerConnectTM and PowerVaultTM products may be returned within thirty
(30) days from the date on the packing slip or invoice, except that new PowerEdgeTM SC servers
and n series products purchased from the Small and Medium Business Sales Division may only be
returned within fourteen (14) days from the date on the packing slip or invoice.
Application software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell may not be returned
unless you return the entire computer under the 21-day return policy, if applicable to your purchase
(if not applicable to your purchase, you may not return application software or an operating
system).
Dell/EMC storage products, EMC-branded products, Unisys-branded products, PowerVaultTM 160T
tape libraries, enterprise software, non-Dell branded enterprise products, software and/or software
licenses purchased under any type of volume purchase agreement or any non-Dell customized
hardware and/or software product(s) may not be returned at any time.
Restocking Fees: Unless the product is defective or the return is a direct result of a Dell error, a restocking
fee of 15% may be charged on hardware, accessories, peripherals, parts and unopened software still in
its/their sealed package, and on software that has not been downloaded if the software is delivered
electronically.
How to Return: To return products, you must contact Dell customer service
(www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) and receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within the return
policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return Authorization
Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" or "Getting Help" in your customer
documentation or the above website to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer
assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five (5) days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return
Authorization Number. You must:
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Ship back all products you are seeking to return to Dell. At Dell's discretion, credit for partial returns
may be less than invoice or individual component prices due to bundled or promotional pricing and
any unadvertised discounts or concessions.
Return the products in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any media,
documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment.
Ship the product(s) at your expense, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment.
Upon receipt of the complete returned purchase, Dell will issue a credit or a refund of the purchase price
paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees.
Note: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and
any other storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal
information, removable media, such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for
any of your confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or
lost removable media.
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