Sony Now Allows You To Open Up Your Console Without Voiding Warranty

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Nintendo has changed its warranty policies after the us government warned them that they were violating the law.

Now, the updated terms read, "This warranty shall not apply if this product has been damaged by products not sold or licensed by Nintendo (Including, but not limited to, adapters, software, and power supplies)". A later report from Motherboard revealed, through a Freedom of Information Act request, that those firms were Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, HTC, Asus and Hyundai. Each of the companies mentioned does have 30 days from the issuance of the warning, though, so Microsoft still has time to comply. The absence of the sticker will no longer auto-void the warranty.

Nintendo has also made changes to the language in its USA warranties, with an addition to the Limitations section on its site stating that warranty will only be void if it's clear that the use of non-Nintendo products is the cause of the damage to the console.

In accordance with an FTC ruling, Sony has updated their warranties for the PS4 and other PlayStation devices.

But wait. There's more: Of the three major console manufacturers, Microsoft is the only current holdout to keep its warranty language intact.

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This comes in response to the threat of legal action by the FTC, which found the previous warranty terms unlawful.

So apparently this signifies is that these new provisions efficiently replace the published warranties you've got.

So apparently they're on top of all, from success with the earnings of the consoles to creating modifications in the Sony Console Warranties.

As for third-party repairs, "Our previous warranties stated that the warranty does not apply if the warranty seal on the product has been altered or removed". If you do open it up and damage the system in any way - like a soda spill or dropping it - then the warranty will be void, as that goes against the company's terms. You now have more freedom to use third-party products and fix services without fear of a voided warranty.

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