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Dell Replacement System

by apples723 / February 19, 2014 5:06 AM PST

Does anyone know what would happen if when dell sends me my new replacment system(as my not even a year old inspiron 15r 5521 has had to be repaired 3 times) and lets say i dont send them the one that sorta works back to them i m think about taking out the hard drive. what would happen would they send me a letter with the price of the hard drive?

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From past experience they don't consider it a return
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 5:25 AM PST

And you may get billed for the new machine. Why do this and risk that? It's not as if you didn't keep backups of what you can't lose.

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In case you don't already have backups
by wpgwpg / February 19, 2014 5:46 AM PST

You can always remove the hard drive temporarily and either put it into another PC as a secondary drive or put it into an external enclosure you can buy for $30 or less. Then you can copy any data you need to save and then put it back in the original Dell computer.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $60 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus Todo Backup Free. That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.

Good luck.

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