Returning Items for
Repair Under Warranty or
Prepare all items being returned, whether for
repair or credit, as follows:
NOTE: Before you return the product to
Dell, ensure that you back up any data
on the hard drive(s) and on any other
storage device in the product. Remove
any and all confidential, proprietary
and personal information, as well as
removable media, such as CDs and media
cards. Dell is not responsible for any of
your confidential, proprietary or personal
information; lost or corrupted data; or
damaged or lost removable media that
may be included with your return.
1. Call Dell to obtain a Return Material
Authorization Number, and write it clearly
and prominently on the outside of the box.
For the telephone number to call for your
region, see "Contacting Dell" on page 91.
2. Include a copy of the invoice and a letter
describing the reason for the return.
3. Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist
(see "Diagnostic Checklist" on page 90),
indicating the tests that you have run and any
error messages reported by Dell Diagnostics
(see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 72).
4. Include any accessories that belong with
the item(s) being returned (AC adapter
cable, software, guides, and so on) if the
return is for credit.
5. Pack the equipment to be returned in the
original (or equivalent) packing materials.
NOTE: You are responsible for paying
shipping expenses. You are also
responsible for insuring any product
returned, and you assume the risk of
loss during shipment to Dell. Collect
On Delivery (C.O.D.) packages are not
NOTE: Returns that are missing any of the
preceding requirements will be refused at
Dell's receiving dock and returned to you.