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We generally don't recommend buying the extended warranty, because most products won't need repair until after the extended warranty coverage ends. But extended warranties can offer real value and additional features that might be worth it to you.


Hey Lifehacker, Recently I had a long-running warranty dispute with an electronics manufacturer. They "repaired" the item in question a few times but I was still having issues. In arranging a replacement, I had to sign and agree to not discuss the terms of the warranty with anyone but a lawyer. The provider claimed "neither party is responsible, but we are replacing the product to avoid ongoing dispute" in the paperwork.


When you buy an Apple gadget from Apple itself (and, indeed, from many of its resellers), AppleCare is pushed pretty heavily to extend your warranty beyond a year, even though strictly speaking most of Apple's products should be warrantied for longer than that. It appears that Apple may be changing its policy, with reports that it's extending that coverage out to two years, gratis.


Dear Lifehacker, Is it possible to get the manufacturer to replace a hard disk drive that stopped working after the warranty period? The laptop is nearly 1.5 years old (so its out of the one year warranty period )and the HDD just stopped working out of the blue. Thanks, Driven To Despair


Nothing sucks more than having a gadget break down and finding out it will cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Don't have the cash to spend on a repair? Here are some tricks for fixing it even if you're fairly sure the warranty doesn't apply.


Most consumers are aware that they're entitled to have goods replaced if they prove faulty early in their life after purchase, but just how long does that period last? In the case of Vodafone and mobile phones, the answer now turns out to be "more than two weeks" thanks to an ACCC court ruling that should help everyone who owns a mobile phone.


Sony's offer of an extended three-year warranty on new Bravia TVs sounds like a good bargain. While we'd never advise turning down an offer of extra protection, the deal, like many warranty extensions, might not be quite as tasty as it first appears.