[ubuntu-uk] Packard Bell, what wonderful support!
holmesmich at gmail.com
Thu May 9 14:32:48 UTC 2013
I can also attest to issues with Packard Bell support. After having to RMA
a laptop 3 times for the same issue (hard drive failures, all within the
warranty period), I was finally placated when I got a full refund as
compensation... for them losing my laptop at the service center. Avoid at
On 9 May 2013 15:13, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 May 2013 12:14, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't have anything 500gb in size to do a full backup onto
> I am sorry, but - WTF?
> And you call yourself an IT technician? If you don't have anything to
> backup onto, you're not a pro.
> Secondly, any pro with 10% of a clue wouldn't buy Packard Bell and
> wouldn't buy from Dixon's, but that is by the bye.
> Thirdly, your disk is almost certainly not 100% full and therefore you
> don't need ½TB of space.
> Fourthly, their request for the unit complete is entirely reasonable
> and by both refusing to call them, *and* refusing to supply the
> machine entire and intact, you are being very unreasonable. Having
> read your transcript, they seem to be doing everything to cooperate
> while you refuse to. You are refusing to honour the terms of the
> warranty, and as such, they are under no obligation to help you.
> > and I'm not
> > comfortable handing out my business' data at all.
> So back it up - obviously as a pro, you'd have 3 full backups anyway
> -- grandfather/father/son and all that -- but make another one for
> safety - and remove it before returning the machine.
> > I am confident a hard disk
> > would not cause an overheating issue like I am experiencing and even if
> > did then that can be addressed once no other issue is found.
> You're asking for a warranty repair. /They/ decide the fault, not you.
> > Their main reason for wanting the drive appears to be so that they can
> > their (no doubt windows only) diagnostic software on it.
> This is perfectly reasonable and fair. That is the OS that they
> supplied, as well.
> > And my biggest
> > issue with this is that by setting themselves up with nothing but
> > phone numbers
> This is drivel. It took me 5sec to find their geographical number. You
> are playing foolish games.
> > I've been having this month long conversation with them which
> > quite frankly would take less than 5 minutes over the phone.
> So stop playing silly buggers and phone them.
> > I really do
> > have better things to do with my time.
> Not from your transcript, you don't.
> > Especially when I spend an entire day
> > in waiting for collection only to find they haven't given me the account
> > number for it!
> You are being beyond unreasonable with them. I cannot blame them at all.
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