07-21-2010 10:17 PM
About a year and a half ago I purchased an Asus G50VT from Best Buy, along with their Black Tie Full Protection warranty. Over the past 6 months or so, the laptop has been getting extremely hot, reaching temperatures of 109 degrees celsius when playing even the least graphically intensive of games. All of my drivers are updated, the laptop is in a well-ventilated room, and the problem occurs on both Windows, and Linux. I suspect the issue may be a simple cleaning, however I'm not sure whether opening the laptop up to clean it will void my warranty. If anyone could clear this up for me, I would greatly appreciate it.
07-22-2010 04:04 PM
07-22-2010 04:25 PM
While most laptops are designed to be easily maintained and cleaned, it’s generally recommend that owners do not attempt to open them – many models bear internal factory seals that void any existing warranty coverage if they are damaged or removed. If you’re concerned that your laptop may be overheating though, I would encourage you to bring it to the repair counter at your local Best Buy® store. Once there, simply describe the problem the one of our in-store technicians and we’d be glad to perform a preventative maintenance checkup on the unit under your service plan coverage.
Let me know if you have any additional questions!
07-22-2010 05:13 PM
Thanks for the quick response, Aaron. Normally I'd have brought it into Best Buy immediately, however the issue is that it is an Amercan bought Laptop, and I live in Canada. From what I've been told, I am able to ship the laptop to a Best Buy in the states for repairs, but the warranty isn't valid in Canadian stores. If this isn't the case though, I'll be sure to bring it into the nearest Best Buy as soon as possible.
07-22-2010 05:46 PM
My apologies! I didn't realize that you were an international customer when I first responded, so this information slightly changes things. Like you were previously informed, service plans purchased within the United States are not valid at our Canadian stores. To my knowledge, the reverse is true as well. You do, however, have at least two options available:
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