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News MSI Wind - upgrading memory voids warranty

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    that sucks, memory should be the easiest to upgrade.

    what about EEE, i'd assume that doesn't void the warranty
     
  3. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    hair dryer on the old sticker will make it easy to take off, then just put it back on once you have added in your memory.
     
  4. ComputerKing

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    bad news :(

    The hair dryer trick works but not most of the time.
     
  5. quack

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    Is it really that hard to put a flap on the bottom?
     
  6. chicorasia

    chicorasia New Member

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    Not really. But it is terribly expensive.

    Injection moulds cost tens of thousands of dollars to develop and machine.
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    very true

    it would require a redesign of the entire bottom panel, as well as re-tooling the production line and creating a new panel cover and associated tooling.

    for something with such slim margins its out of the question, and I think it was left out to save money in the first place.
     
  8. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    well, i'm glad i wasn't planning on buying one of these :p .. sucks for the non-UK crowd .. (cheers to you guys though)
     
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    It might also have something to do with the fact that netbooks with Windows on them have a Microsoft imposed limitation which doesn't allow any manufacturer to ship more than 1GB of memory in the system if they want to get a discount from Microsoft on the OS. So obviously everyone is designing towards that spec as they want the discount.
     
  10. LordPyrinc

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    As much as it sucks.. the whole warranty voiding doesn't surprise me. There are a lot of stupid individuals out there who have no business trying to upgrade their own pcs, especially when it comes to laptops. I personally have no qualms about tearing apart my PC, but I would think twice about messing around with either of my laptops unless I absolutely had to.
     
  11. Jmage

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    Warranty WON’T be void if we ONLY upgrade ram. I personnaly asked for this question on the MSI-computer.ca website and they answered me :

    “You can just break the warranty stick if you are only upgrading the memory. The memory will not void but please make sure you do not modify or change other components.

    Thanks.â€￾

    Then I replied with : “Awesome! Thank you so much for this quick reply! So there is no risk of voiding my warranty if I put another gig of ram inside? That\’s great!â€￾

    And their final answer was: “Yes, no risk of voiding the warranty if only upgrade the memory.

    Thanks.â€￾

    SO!!! Have fun upgrading your MSI Wind to 2gigs SAFELY!!

    Have a nice day because I had one
     
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