Sony VGP-BPS3A Manuel d'utilisation
Limited warranty statement
Limited Warranty Statement
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (for U.S. sales) or SONY OF CANADA Ltd. (for Canadian
sales) (“SONY”) warrants this computer hardware product (“Product”) against defects in materials
or workmanship for the time periods and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. In the
event of a defect, these are your exclusive remedies.
Labor: For a period of twelve (12) calendar months from the original date of purchase, SONY will
repair defects in the Product at no charge, or pay the associated labor charges to a SONY authorized
personal computer service facility. After the applicable period you must pay for all labor charges.
Parts: For a period of twelve (12) calendar months from the original date of purchase from a Sony
authorized dealer, SONY will supply, at no charge, new or rebuilt, at SONY’s option, replacement
parts in exchange for parts. Any replacement parts will be warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period or ninety (90) calendar days from installation by SONY’s authorized
personal computer service facility, whichever is longer. All parts replaced under this Limited
Warranty will become the property of SONY.
This Limited Warranty covers only the hardware components packaged with the Product. It does not
cover technical assistance for hardware or software usage and it does not cover any software
products whether or not contained in the Product; any such software is provided “AS IS” unless
expressly provided for in any enclosed software Limited Warranty. Please refer to the End User
License Agreements included with the Product for your rights and obligations with respect to the
There may be a parts exchange program for this product. Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale
(which is evidence that the Product is within the warranty period) may be required to obtain
warranty service. In addition, if replacement parts are required and you wish to receive the most
expedient service available, you will be required to provide SONY with a credit card authorization to
bill your credit card in the event you fail to return the original parts in the postage-paid envelope we
provide. The credit card will only be charged for SONY’s list price for the part if the part has not been
returned within thirty days.
With respect to all service provided, it is your responsibility to back up the contents of your hard
drive, including any data you have stored or software you have installed on the hard drive. It is likely
that the contents of your hard drive will be lost or reformatted in the course of service and SONY will
not be responsible for any damage to or loss of any programs, data or other information stored on
any media or any part of any Product serviced hereunder.
IF DURING THE REPAIR OF THE PRODUCT THE CONTENTS OF THE HARD DRIVE ARE
ALTERED, DELETED, OR IN ANY WAY MODIFIED, SONY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
WHATSOEVER. YOUR PRODUCT MAY BE RETURNED TO YOU CONFIGURED AS
ORIGINALLY PURCHASED (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF SOFTWARE).
Be sure to remove all third party hardware, software, features, parts, options, alterations, and
attachments not warranted by SONY prior to sending the product to SONY for service. SONY is not
liable for any loss or damage to these items. Your personal content may be accessed by technicians
during certain diagnostic and repair operations.
This Limited Warranty does not cover any consumable items supplied with this Product; cosmetic
damages; damage or loss to any software programs, data, or removable storage media (except as
provided for the supplied notebook computer battery pack); or damage due to (1) acts of God,
accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use or modifications of this Product; (2) improper
operation or maintenance of this Product; (3) connection to improper voltage supply; (4) attempted
repair by any party other than a SONY authorized personal computer service facility; or
(5) tampering with internal components. This Limited Warranty does not apply when the
malfunction results from the use of this Product in conjunction with accessories, products or ancillary
or peripheral equipment, due to limitations of technology, or where it is determined by SONY that
there is no fault with this Product itself. This Limited Warranty is valid only in country of purchase,
either the United States of America or Canada.
This Limited Warranty is invalid if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed
from the Product.
Repair or replacement of parts or hardware as provided under this Limited Warranty is the exclusive
remedy of the consumer. SONY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER
LEGAL THEORY RELATED TO THIS PRODUCT. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OF THE
PRODUCT OR ANY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, DOWN TIME AND PURCHASER’S TIME.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not
apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Technical Support: Although technical support is not provided free of charge under this Limited
Warranty, SONY has established a telephone number for technical support. Charges may apply for
technical support, unless and to the extent that free technical support for a limited period is provided
in writing as a feature of your Product. Prior to placing your call, please have available the model and
serial number for your Product, date of purchase, a list of all options installed in your Product and a
detailed description of the problem. For Product information, service assistance, resolution of a
service problem, or technical assistance, call: 1-888-4SONYPC (476-6972).
To access product support, online knowledge database, frequently asked questions, and free updates
via the Internet, visit: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
© 2003 Sony Electronics Inc.
Printed in Japan
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