Toshiba lap tops crap

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by k9nick, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. k9nick

    k9nick Guest

    hey all. Get this. I bought a Toshiba stataltie 13 months ago. Was
    working away on it and it turns out the motherboard shit itself. Took
    it back to Dick Smith and have been told that because the laptop is
    ONE MONTH out of warrantee they will not cover it. Taking into
    consideration the laptop sat on my desk here and went out once in a
    while it didnt get knocked aroundI think this stinks. Your thoughts
    anyone ?
    k9nick, Mar 4, 2007
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    none Guest

    Consumer Guarantees Act.

    k thx
    none, Mar 4, 2007
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    k9nick Guest

    Yeah. forgot about that. and anyway, in terms of computer usage
    you should expect to upgrade in around 3 years er. To keep up with
    the pace of technowledgy. Plus I just spoke to Toshiba sales in new
    Zealand and the chick I talked too said that you should expect a
    computer to last 3 years in domestic use after I told her I was
    thinking about getting a laptop. Kinda nailed her for that one.
    Anyway, that's more ammo huh.

    k9nick, Mar 4, 2007
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    E. Scrooge Guest

    A case for Fair Go and a reminder of The Consumers Guarantee Act which
    applies to most goods sold in NZ under NZ law in that those goods should
    last longer than 1 lousy year.

    For a bad hardware fault like that so soon after running out of warranty and
    since it's probably not too common - could be no more than 1 in a 1,000 - it
    would be good public relations for Toshiba to fix the thing anyway.
    It makes sense for Toshiba to fix it otherwise you'll simply buy a new
    laptop from another manufacturer, and never buy a Toshiba product ever
    again. Including anything from a Toshiba battery right on up to a 3,000
    inch Toshiba TV.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Mar 4, 2007
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    k9nick Guest

    Say what you like about IBM, but all my computers around here are
    IBM. I shoulda stuck with IBM. never had a problem with em. Oh
    well, always better to stick with what you know eh.
    k9nick, Mar 4, 2007
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    Kent Smith Guest

    By IBM, you mean Lenovo? :)

    Kent Smith, Mar 4, 2007
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    thingy Guest

    Did you talk to the manager or a sales pimple?

    I suggest you wander down to a CAB and get some advice. You have the
    Consumers Guarantee Act which is powerful. If DSE wont play ball CAB
    will advise you on the next legal stage to undertake....they may even
    put you into contact with a legal advice centre who will help you draft
    the documents.

    Keep us posted, I will be very interested to see how DSE fairs in court....


    thingy, Mar 5, 2007
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    k9nick Guest

    got it sorted now. spoke to a pimple who spoke to pr in aussie. it's
    being covered. that';s the thing about me eh. I get stuck in if Im
    k9nick, Mar 5, 2007
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    thingy Guest

    Makes you wonder about all these extended warrantees as well....I mean
    if the CGA effectively gives you more than 1 year why buy an extended


    thingy, Mar 5, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    That is something that really needs to be nailed IMO. It seems that the
    extended warranty system was designed by corporates (dishonestly IMO) to
    recover revenue potentially lost by the effect that consumer protection
    legislation has had in most western countries. They are clearly trying
    to evade by stealthy means, the CGA and similar.
    If the cost for warranty repair is so high, then they need to include
    that averaged cost in retail sales prices, based on reasonable
    expectation for life of the product. It might also serve as a wake up
    call on product quality / durability.
    frederick, Mar 5, 2007
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    Enkidu Guest

    You didn't buy the optional 3 year warranty? Silly you!


    Enkidu, Mar 5, 2007
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    Enkidu Guest

    All I can say is - you must have been very, very, very lucky with your IBMs.


    Enkidu, Mar 5, 2007
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    thingy Guest

    yes I agree.....I do not normally buy extended warrantees....I think the
    only time I bought one was for 5 years on a rather expensive ccd video
    camera......Bond and Bond wanted to sell the camera (they were closing
    the store) and give me a very good deal on it and the 5 years warrantee,
    something like $100 or so I bit.


    thingy, Mar 5, 2007
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    whoisthis Guest

    It is called the consumer Guarantees act.

    It is FAIR and REASONABLE for a laptop to last more than 13 months. This
    being true ONLY if the laptop has not suffered any physical abuse or
    hacks to the hardware/firmware which may invalidate the warranty.

    Make some enquiries with your local citizens advice bureau as to how you
    make a claim.
    whoisthis, Mar 5, 2007
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    k9nick Guest

    shouldnt need to buy a three year warrantee. bloody thing should last
    that long anyway
    k9nick, Mar 5, 2007
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    Ray Greene Guest

    Laptops get a hard life though, they are probably the only item for
    which I would always get an extended warranty. My last laptop went
    through 3 hard drives in the 5 years that the extended warranty
    lasted. It saved me a bundle. Same with work laptops, we've had
    motherboards and screens replaced under extended warranty.
    Ray Greene, Mar 6, 2007
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    whoisthis Guest

    My 12" Mac Powerbook has been around the world with me 3 times, to
    Aussie 4 times and travelled in a backpack most days and is still 100%.
    However you are right, I too got the extended warranty on it and also
    have it on my MacBook Pro. All the jostling they get can not be good for
    the harddrives.
    whoisthis, Mar 6, 2007
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