[olug] [ot] not sure on the details

Steven Susbauer steven at too1337.com
Thu Dec 9 03:21:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 11:11 PM, Steven Susbauer <steven at too1337.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org>
>> An OS doesn't need to lock out the owner, in order to lock out applications.
>> Obviously if you actively enable an application to damage the hardware, you
>> are then liable (as in voiding your warranty) for the damage you enabled. But
>> making a change that does *not* do damage, *cannot* void a warranty.
>> IANAL ofc.
> "Warranty void if removed" - You see it all the time on electronics.
> Even if it doesn't damage anything your warranty is void if you remove
> or break the sticker.
> By the same token, most cell phone warranty documentation includes a
> provision about unapproved software. This is why Apple can refuse to
> take back a jailbroken iPhone, even if the issue is 100% hardware.

To add, that is the definition of a limited warranty. They agree to
repair or replace it within conditions they set for whatever amount of
time. A warranty is not (necessarily) a legal requirement.

As mentioned earlier the limitations may not be legal - in some states
and places. The EU especially is very big on consumer rights in those
types of cases, and may require repair or replacement from the
manufacturer regardless of any limitations.

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