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Old November 19th, 2003, 11:29 PM
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emachine 750

Hi a friend of mine bought an emachine 750 from pc world (uk store) two years ago he used it for a month then ran up a large phone bill with dial up conection, so it got put in a cupboard untill this week as he can now get broadband cable, he had a few problems that i went around to sort out then the harddrive died, I was wondering what is the chance that it has 3 year waranty,
Also as ive never used recovery disks that come with new PC's, will they still work if I get him a bigger/smaller/diffrent make harddrive.

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emachine 750 part no 51007
WIN xp HOME
P4 2.7
256mb ram
built in graphic
seagate 60 gig hd ata 100
built in sound
some sort of modem
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Old November 19th, 2003, 11:36 PM
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It depends upon the terms under which the computer was actually purchased. My suggestion will be to contact emachines or seagate if the harddrive is bad. Do you still have the receipt?

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Old November 19th, 2003, 11:46 PM
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It depends upon the terms under which the computer was actually purchased. My suggestion will be to contact emachines or seagate if the harddrive is bad. Do you still have the receipt?
Yes he found the receipt after a while but it had no detail of waranty all i know is that he did not buy extra waranty.

edit; just checked emachineweb site 1 year waranty shame

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Old November 20th, 2003, 12:23 AM
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I went to seagate website entered drive details, came up oem product return to supplier of PC, shame,

So now i need some good sites who do the best deal on new harddrives and list in and ship to the uk please.

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Old November 20th, 2003, 02:24 AM
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Take a look at SavaStore. I've heard they're OK, never bought from them myself.
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Old November 20th, 2003, 05:04 PM
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use pricewatch.com there you can get the best deal. I found out from them that I can get the best deal From www.tigerdirect.com give them a try. Very friendly if you ask me
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Old November 20th, 2003, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the replys, i'll check them out now.
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Old November 26th, 2003, 08:18 PM
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I bought a new harddrive from http://www.savastore.com/category.as...E&Page=1&pid=1

IBM 120 gig, when it arived it had sticker on it says used serviceable part.
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Old November 26th, 2003, 08:47 PM
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IBM 120 gig, when it arived it had sticker on it says used serviceable part.
Don't walk, run to your package delivery service of choice and SEND IT BACK. IBM has a terrible reliability background with their hard drives. It's not a matter of if they'll fail, just when. Being "used serviceable part" I assume means refurbished. I would never trust my data to a refurbished IBM hard drive... just asking for trouble!
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Old November 26th, 2003, 08:51 PM
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use pricewatch.com there you can get the best deal. I found out from them that I can get the best deal From www.tigerdirect.com give them a try. Very friendly if you ask me
Use extreme caution when buying from a PriceWatch vendor. They pay to be listed, and often the lowest prices have terrible Resseller Ratings.

Try a Google search for Tiger Direct, and start reading horror stories from people with unauthorized charges to their credit card for magazines, and other services never authorized. Yes, they have attractive pricing, but I wouldn't send anybody there.

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Old November 29th, 2003, 01:54 AM
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I bought a new harddrive from http://www.savastore.com/category.as...E&Page=1&pid=1

IBM 120 gig, when it arived it had sticker on it says used serviceable part.
I rang these people they were sorry used one was sent as mistake they paid postage for me to return.
I have now ordered maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9 120GB
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