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HP Support Blog: Refund success

Letter from HPThis story has run and run, far more than I ever expected. But this looks like final, final closure.

HP have agreed to refund my £138.95 Care Pack Warranty. It is clearly to their credit that they’ve seen sense in the end, admitted fault, apologised, and refunded my money. Click the letter to the right to read it in full.

What more can I ask at this point? I feel that they’ve done all they can, they’ve come through in the end, and I’m more than happy. I do love stories with happy endings.

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HP Support Blog: The conclusion

When I last left the story, the laptop was to be picked up and fixed (again) by HP.

Over the course of the next few weeks, following lots of confusion with couriers and other problems, the laptop was finally returned. Sorted. Fixed.

At the end of the day, I suppose HP should be commended for fixing the problem in the end. It was, after all, a relatively old (3 years) laptop. But, at the same time, they knew that when they took the £138.65 off me to extend the warranty for a year – and offered me next-day service, which turned out to take much longer than one working day – indeed, more than a month.

Now that the event has passed, I’ve written to Stephen Gill, Managing Director of HP UK asking him for comment. I’ll update the blog again if I hear from him.

But, for now: Case closed.

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HP Support Blog: Clutching defeat from the jaws of success

Two-and-a-half weeks ago, I reported that my laptop problem had been solved. I blogged too soon.

As I covered (in excrutiating detail), I’m in a different place to the laptop as I’m back at uni. Luckily, my tech-friendly brother said he’d check the laptop over for me. He’s only just got round to testing it properly, and discovered that the laptop works so long as you don’t move it. The moment that you move the laptop, the power cuts. Not a great result for a laptop. So it would appear that it wasn’t properly fixed after all. It kinda seemed to good to be true.

Yesterday, he reported the fault to HP on my behalf. Now it seems unfair to add the interim period onto the time it’s taken HP to fix it, so I’m designating yesterday as ‘Day 25’. The sixteen days between the power cable being returned and the new fault being discovered have been discounted. That seems fair.

I’ll let you know how the repair progresses… though possibly without daily updates, because they’re becoming painful to write… and probably much moreso to read. Though if you have sadistic tendencies, you can subscribe to follow the on-going saga here. If you’re playing catch-up, there’s an introductory post here, and the first post on the subject at hand is here.

Take-home message: HP bad.

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