Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come
with either a one-year limited warranty, a two-year limited warranty, or a
three-year limited warranty, or a four-year limited warranty (U.S. only). To
determine which warranty you purchased, see the Dell invoice that
accompanied your computer. The following sections describe these limited
warranties, the manufacturer guarantee for Latin America and the
Caribbean, and the return policy for the U.S. and Canada.
One-Year Limited Warranty (U.S. Only)
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products
from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance
with industry-standard practices. Dell warrants that the hardware
products it manufactures will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship. The limited warranty term is one year beginning on the date
of invoice, as further described in the following text.
Damage due to shipping the products to you is covered under this limited
warranty. Otherwise, this limited warranty does not cover damage due to
external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical
power, servicing not authorized by Dell, usage not in accordance with
product instructions, failure to perform required preventive maintenance,
and problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by Dell.
This limited warranty does not cover any items that are in one or more of
the following categories: software; external devices (except as specifically
noted); accessories or parts added to a Dell system after the system is
shipped from Dell; accessories or parts added to a Dell system through
Dell's system integration department; accessories or parts that are not
installed in the Dell factory; or Dell Software & Peripherals products.
Monitors, keyboards, and mice that are Dell-branded or that are included
on Dell's standard price list are covered under this limited warranty; all
other monitors, keyboards, and mice (including those sold through the Dell
Software & Peripherals program) are not covered.