Apple and Dell 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.



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Dell Accidental Damage Protection


See for the most up to date information about Dell Accidental Damage Protection

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 19:00 CDTUpdated:2018-10-10 15:39 CDT
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