Extended Warranty Information

This document goes into detail about computer warranties.

Should I Buy an Extended Warranty

Purchasing an extended warranty for your computer is largely a matter of personal preference, however, most computer repairs occur within the first few years of ownership and warranty coverage can save a large amount in repair costs. While there is no guarantee that if you purchase an extended warranty you'll end up using it, the Tech Store still recommends buying a manufacturer's extended warranty if you plan on owning the computer for a few years. In our experience, both as individuals and as a store, if you end up having to use the warranty it more than pays for itself. An in depth warranty comparison can be found on doc 55739: Warranty - Extended Warranties Compared



See https://www.apple.com/support/products for the most up to date information about Applecare Products.

Dell Accidental Damage Protection


See https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/learn/accidental-damage-service for the most up to date information about Dell Accidental Damage Protection - Doc 43432: [Link for document 43432 is unavailable at this time.] describes the different types of dell warranties.

Safeware Protection Plan

  • Applicable for any computer, price varries by the cost of the computer
  • Generally covers four years of the computer's life
  • Covers accidental damage as well as hardware defects
  • Also includes 6 months of theft protection

LoJack (theft recovery)

  • LoJack is not a warranty
  • When LoJack is installed on a computer it tracks the computer anytime the computer is connected to the internet, therefore if it is lost, you may be able to track it down

Insurance Coverage

  • Sometimes computers will be covered under homeowner's insurance
  • This will often cover theft
  • DoIT only recommends doing this if your deductible is low enough to make it beneficial. For example, if your deductible is $500 and the computer you purchased was $1,200, it may not be the best idea

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Owner:Ray S.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2009-05-21 18:00 CSTUpdated:2019-09-27 10:57 CST
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