These provisions apply to Dell's three-year limited warranty only. For
provisions of any service contract covering your system, refer to your invoice
or the separate service contract that you will receive.
If Dell elects to exchange a system or component, the exchange will be
made in accordance with Dell's Exchange Policy in effect on the date of the
exchange. In any instance in which Dell issues a Return Material
Authorization Number, Dell must receive the product(s) for repair prior to
the expiration of the warranty period in order for the repair(s) to be covered
by the limited warranty.
Four-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 four years 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. Batteries for portable
computers are covered only during the initial one-year period of this limited