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    The day after warranty...

    Hi

    I have been using a Digimate 17'' monitor (Model: L-1721) which i discovered had a 3 year warranty only the day after one of the integrated speakers stopped working, that was back in may this year. I come home at the weekend to find that it wont power on because the casing and socket for the power adapter has became worn down, but with a bit of poking with a magic screwdriver presto it works.

    I come back today to find that it the monitor started going of and on rapidly indicating a power issue. So i dismantle it and do some soldering to no avail, at which point it has turned out the adapter lead for it has been degrading its voltage gradually and now will not support my monitor, yay.

    So a purchase i could really do without a new monitor, I'm thinking of getting a Fujitsu Siemens L3190T, we have the larger 22' versions at work and they seem great. Was wondering if anyone has had any issues with this monitor (FUJITSU L3190T 19"TFT Widescreen 1366x768 5000:1 300cd/m2 5ms VGA Speakers W/Mountable Gloss Black 3 Years Warranty - Ebuyer). Secondly if anyone has used lambdaTek or ebuyer and which would they rate both with warranty information and ease of returning goods. (I'm not a pesismist, honest)

    Cheers,

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    Had the same myself, but was 3 week out of warrenty. Murphys Law!

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    We had dell cpu fan go 2 days after the warrenty ran out, but dell replaced it as a good will Gesture

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    May I briefly remind you of the EU legislations that pretty much rubbish the warranty terms provided by manufacturers of electrical goods as long as you can prove it wasn't damaged by misuse. It could be a year out of warranty and if it failed doing something it should be able to cope with, the manufacturer is obliged to repair/replace with something suitable. You might have to fight to get it, but we ARE in the EU.

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    It's definitely worth chasing when something is within a "reasonable" lifetime but you could lose out when it's something like simada00's problem with a connector worn down - I'd guess the manufacturer could argue that this is something that wears out and 3 years is a reasonable life for it.

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