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Harvey Norman Warranty Repair Saga

Written By: Tuen - Oct• 18•07

The saga, which I thought had ended, continues.

About a week after the computer was supposedly repaired, it started showing signs of malfunction again.  It would occasionally not boot up after being turned off, or it would hang after being left on for a period.  We would have to unplug it, and plug it in a few times before it would boot up.  This ‘hanging’ became more often, and the number of times we had to plug and unplug the system to get it to boot increased exponentially (well, maybe arithmetically, but I’m entitled to exaggerate).  Well, it followed from this that it became impossible to boot the machine (who can plug and unplug the system a couple thousand times just to get it to start?)  So it’s back to Harvey Norman for repairs.  Thank goodness I bought an extended warranty for this system.  Let’s see if it takes a shorter period than the 2 months it took the last time.  It doesn’t look promising.  I’ve called them for a claim number, but they said they had to email Singapore (my set was bought from Singapore) and wait for a claim number from them.  That was yesterday, and nothing heard from them today. 

We’ll see.

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  1. christina says:

    Tuen, what brand of computer is it? and how old is it? I’m doing a survey…..

  2. Tuen says:

    Are you serious? It’s an HP Media Centre PC, and it’s about 2 years old.

  3. christina says:

    hahaha…sorry only my own private survey…

    Rachael’s and my PCs are also giving problems. Hers Acer, mine Dell…now you tell me your HP. BUT the common factor is that they all start giving problems at about 2 years old and after…And all 3 have gone through one round of repair already. And all 3 of us are going through another round of problems again….don’t know about you but I think the saying that they don’t last more than 2-3 years is true. GOOD LUCK!

  4. Oh no, good luck with this!!

  5. Tuen says:

    Thanks David.

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