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Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Q: Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Hi, My laptop's manufacturer warranty has expired on January 24 2016. Can I buy extend warranty for my lappy??

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A: Can I extend the warranty after its manufacture warranty has...

Hello, If unit doesn't have any issues right now, yes you can extend the warranty. if there is any issue with the laptop then after repair you can extend the warranty #hpexpertday

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One of my hard drives just failed after years of reliable service. A lot of valuable information was lost.

To avoid this in the future, it would be helpful to know just how old a drive is to know when it's time to be replaced.

Is there a program that can tell me when I drive was manufactured?

A:A program that shows Manufacture date?

Drive age doesn't really have much to do with 'drive failures'. Time in service increases the risk, but it's not a defining factor either.

The HDD should have a sticker on it showing date of manufacture. I don't know of a program.
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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

WiFi Router


Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50
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A:What would you recommend to extend my wi fi signal

Best to use either Wireless Access Point or Wireless Router (disable DHCP,VPN, SPI and NAT)

Example #1 using two Wireless Routers (note interwebs = modem)

Example #2 Using Wireless Router with Wireless Client Bridge with Wireless Access Point

There are also PowerLine Wireless (one box connects to our router lan port) uses AC power

These are the options you can use or just use Access Point which has Wireless features. That would connect to your Router as shown in the first example. Port 1 goes into the single port of Access Points to extend your Wireless where the room is not getting enough single to it.

Your model is also ADSL modem and router all you need to buy is either Powerline set or AP (Wireless Access Point) which has wired LAN connection port.
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Hey everyone I have an old laptop with a battery that lasts about h in quot Power Saving quot mode I m going to be stuck next week for about hours at a location with few available public outlets and need to stretch my battery life as much as possible I ve already for battery to Looking life extend ways "techie" done the obvious generic tips of quot defragging the hard drive quot quot dimming the screen quot quot using few no external devices quot quot tweaking my power usage settings quot etc but it s not enough I m looking for some good quot techie quot solutions now like quot underclocking the CPU quot or quot removing the CD drive quot All suggestions are appreciated I d love to try to squeeze another hours out of this battery if possible no I don t have another battery and don t need to buy one just for this one event Thx PS Another idea Removing HDD and booting from USB Flash drive nbsp

A:Looking for "techie" ways to extend battery life

Removing the HDD and booting from a flash drive is probably the worst decision you can make. Flash drives have very slow speeds (even though they are flash memory, they arent fast) and very little capacity. Keep the HDD.

There are only a few more ways to improve battery life other than dimming your screen and adjusting the power usage settings. Under-clocking the CPU is really done by the "power saving" mode.

Try these suggestions:
1) Run this tool:
2) Turn of your network adapter. There is usually a switch on the side of the PC that toggles the network adapter on and off. That will save you a ton of power. Also make sure bluetooth is off. I dont think your older PC will have it, but just make sure.
3) Use this tool to remove any unnecessary processes from start up. This will speed up your computer while also reducing the amount of processes that run (thus reducing CPU and RAM usage).

I can suggest other options, I just need your OS. If it is Windows 7, it is easy too, if it is XP, I cant really help there since I forgot the OS.
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hi all

after a bit of a slog trying to log on here (had to setup a new user as my old one was not sending password resets) im finally on! phew

anyways im after a bit of advice with regards to extending my wireless range.

currently my setup is as follows

phone line > netgear ADSL2+ wireless router (834gv4 iirc)> eithernet cable to my pc (out of range)

however the other day I came across a netgear DG834GT super wireless adsl router.

does anyone know how I can set the DG834GT to act as a extender or repeater (not sure on the correct terminology here)

all I want to do is extend the signal to the few rooms that dont get it.


A:How to extend my wireless..?

What you need to do is setup the 2nd router as an access point. You run an ethernet cable from your first router (the one hooked up to the dsl modem) to the 2nd router but before you do thaqt configure the 2nd as an access point.. Also make sure the set it to a different channel and the same SSID. I can not give you specific instructions or even know for sure the the 834GT is capable but that is what you need to extend your range.
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A:My screen won't turn on after service was denied on warranty due to water damage

Water can destroy a laptop or any other electronic device. Chances are that the water sat underneath the keyboard and flowed onto the motherboard where it dried causing corrosion and damaging the motherboard permanently. You could take the laptop to a repair shop and they could give you a repair estimate. Of course, you will have to pay for this repair. If a liquid is spilled on a laptop in the future, immediately open it and turn it upside down. This allows the liquid not to hit and pool on the motherboard, or in a keyboard
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Okay, Complicated question.

I have one hard drive partitioned between

Windows XP Home edition And Ubuntu 10.10

The ubuntu is 5.29 GB's

The Windows XP is 148.08 GB's

I want to extend the Storage space on the ubuntu Partition without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu.

Is this possible?

Thanks for the Help.

A:How to extend storage on a partition

I usually use G Parted Live, it's always worked well for me.
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A:Memory warranty, compatibility...

Compare the votages and timings in BIOS against the designed specs of the RAM. Do they match?
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A:Video card to extend Windows desktop to 2 monitors

I don't think any modern graphics card should struggle to run 2 monitors. I have a Hd4670 that happily ran both without an issue.

Have you tried un-installing your current Nvidia software, and then re-installing the latest software available from ?
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A:Can a GF FX 5200 even extend display to another monitor?

I thought the,"extend desktop", was a function of the driver, and not of the card. or (?)

That said, Nvidia shows a very current driver in association with your card and Win XP;

Disclaimer: Dual monitors annoy me, for this very reason, as does the new 16:9 aspect ratio, and the fact you can't run one monitor horizontally and one vertically from the same card.
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A:Coolit Freezone warranty voided... but I'm happy

Might I add, these are only what I did to my unit and the results. They are no way shape or form of any kind of directions*
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Try as I might I could not pull it out and ended up drilling out really carefully. Unfortunately now cannot use the onboard sound and have installed a pci sound card.

From what I can see, there is no evidence of my abuse and I have paid for 4yr warranty, should I come clean and get a new mobo or just keep quiet?


A:Have I voided my dell warranty

well if u are going to try warranty, do not tell them what u did, and I may get banned for saying that. if the pci card is working just keep quiet and use it.
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I bought a 9dbi antenna fro the shop commpters Wifi pci card. It will show the house router but no signal.

A:Wireless Bridge to extend range?

What about an access point with in the garage with a external antenna mounted to the outside shop wall.

TRENDnet TEW-450APB 108Mbps 802.11g Wireless Access Point
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A:How to claim warranty

The case I referred to was from India so some contact email where I can contact here,
I raised this thread because when I went to the shopkeeper it was very very difficult for me to make him understand the BSOD ,STOP screen error which after reading memory dump I came at a conclusion was a motherboard error and the service personal in India at Priya were not convinced even though I had changed motherboard so I wanted to know the procedure.
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Spent a good while "chatting" w/ NewEgg & Seagate - India about OEM vs "Retail" hard drives.

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Seagate - India, tells me that drives designated as OEM will NOT have any warranty (or support) honored by Seagate to the end user.

For those w/ experience in this, what's the actual truth about OEM drives & warranties, from NewEgg or any other E-tailer?

A:Warranty difference OEM hard drive vs "Retail"

OEM you have to go by what the Manufacturer of company says as they're the one going to help you out. So OEM drives if you buy them from a vendor at a computer show they'll replacement for free. The vendor not the Manufacturer company. HDDs I just buy them wholesale and still get the protection from the manufacture. Unless NewEgg is going to protect after 5 years down the line, but you'll have to get that in writting..

Retail - Price is higher unless you get it on clearance then it would be the same price of OEM but you get protection

OEM - Price is cheaper low overhead
OEM - no hardware brackets
OEM - no retail box
OEM - no manual
OEM - no warranty (unless you a PC repair shop of PC vendor since you would buy in blunk)
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I have been looking into the Pringle Can-Tenna and some store bought antenna as well.

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A:Extend Wireless Range?

So one computer can receive good signal at a particular spot while another computer cannot?

It sounds like the computer that can't receive good signal has a faulty wireless card. You might consider a replacement.
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if i remove the heat Spreader off of the ram and put a diff. one on with that mess up my Warranty.

A:Ram Warranty

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I m a noob here obviously WRNG: users: "hand" boot Dell a extend mods, vol./Plz oh great Unmountable I read the faq and other links provided under my intro to the site I ve also read at least pages from searching unmountable quot I ve a Dell P purchased in late that I use at home Win XP Home edition I ve listed what specs i remember in my profile that I could remember I m work The computer had worked just fine until I clicked on a Dell pop WRNG: Dell users: Unmountable boot vol./Plz oh great mods, extend a "hand" up window that emanated from the Dell icon on the menu bar It was for a day free trial for a WRNG: Dell users: Unmountable boot vol./Plz oh great mods, extend a "hand" PC tuneup I ve had this Dell icon since day one and receive tips and suggestions that pop up now and then I clicked on the link for the program to remove unwanted internet files trash bin etc I had family over and came back to see restart computer on the screen Did this and as you expected saw the blue screen with Unmountable boot volume stop x ed I tried the different modes to get back into it the various SAFE MODEs LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIG and nothing worked It just kept going back to the blue screen or the screen i just mentioned with SAFE MODE etc I tried getting to the command prompt but to no avail I ve the Home Ed Windows disk that came with the computer and tried changing the bios to reflect to start with CD drive but it s not reading from the CD This is where the ig nant noob part comes in well as if it didn t earlier I m presuming it s not reading from this disk because it s for installation and not a boot disk I went to Microsoft s support page http support microsoft com kb en-us to see if that would help As you ll read below putting the cd in didn t get me to any screen Welcome to Setup where I could enter recovery console I ve an older Dell Dimension P from that has XP Pro on but uses an IDE HDD vs the SATA in the newer Dell so I went to a local computer store and bought a USB to IDE SATA cable with the idea of hooking up the jacked up HDD to the older computer and trying to recover important files I don t want to lose Although one of the posts I read from my search was a guy doing something similar and discovered his older computer did a CHKDSK on the jacked drive stuck it back in the computer hit start windows normally and it worked fine I m really hoping I ve that kind of luck I am curious though if it s going to be an issue that the older comp has XP pro and jacked one is Home Ed I wouldn t doubt there s more issues that I may be facing as well I called Dell and spent for him to basically lead me to his conclusion that it was out of his realm how to remove data from the HDD but he would tell me a sequence of keys to push in order for the computer to go back to it s settings etc when it left the factory Of course when this is done I d lose everything on the drive When I get off I intend to try hooking up the messed up drive to old comp and see what happens Thanks in advance for any flames or advice yes I feel like an for more reasons than one Chris nbsp

A:WRNG: Dell users: Unmountable boot vol./Plz oh great mods, extend a "hand"

No need to feel like an *****.

First of all you can try using a windows 98 boot disk to boot to your CD. I'm not sure where that will get you, if you don't want to reinstall the OS (and lose everything).

Secondly, you shouldn't have a problem putting that HDD into an old computer and pulling the files off of it. Just make sure the jumper is set properly on the back of the drive (Master, Slave, or Cable Select). Plug it in and power it on, Windows should find the drive and allow you to transfer files.

As far as the error code goes and what can be done..... I don't have a great answer for you, but maybe someone else will. Just be patient and see what comes along.

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A:need to extend my a/v cable

Look more carefully?

Also, how about another plain female-to-male cable?

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A:I got warranty...should I take this risk and overclock?

Dude, 2.5 GHz is pretty fast. Don't overclock. They may take the trick, but its against the law to do that, you could be in prison for a max of 3 yrs.
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A:Connection two wireless routers to extend range

This should work OK I think. I'm not up on wireless, much prefer a bit of wire. I have two ADSL routers on my network (only one connected to my ISP) and all machines hook up OK using DCHP form the connected router. See as you can only have 1 DCHP server the wireless machines will probably need to have static addresses. I would think it will work better if the two routers were not too close.
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once when I've installed Win7, I've divided my HD to several partitions.
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my partitions status is attached.

is there anything i can do in order to merge partitions ?


A:can't extend primary partition (Disk C)

Try using a different partition manager. I used to have problems with the default built-in Windows partition manager so I decided to use Acronis Disk Director Suite and my problems were solved. You may also want to try Paragon.
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A:Remove Old OS partition, extend into usable space

Disk Management cannot extend an existing partition into another partition that is on the left (crazy limitation) but 3rd party partition management software can. Try this free one: Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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A:Extend partition

How about installing a second drive, copying everything from D: to it, delete D, and extend C: into that space?
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A:Can't extend a partition

I'd say that you need to consult your Shadow Protect documentation on how it works.
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Have a look here:Extend Or Expand Volume Of Windows Partition In Windows 7/Vista
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A:I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space??

The Free Space is in an Extended partition.
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A:Cannot Extend Volume In Disk Management On Bootcamp

Welcome to the forum,

Unfortunately you will have to resort to a third party program because windows disk manager won't let you extend to the left.

The partition wizard bootable CD is a good choice,

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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I am trying to extend Partition C using the unallocated space.
When I right click on C, the "Extend Volume" shows grayed out.
When I right click on D, the "Extend Voume" shows available.

How do I do get that option available to extend C ?

Bonus question: how do I do to get completely rid off D? I do not need it, but I am afraid that if I delete it then I will have problems booting up my PC

Thanks in advanced!

A:How do I get extend Partition C ? Option grayed out

Quote: Originally Posted by Hamlet


I am trying to extend Partition C using the unallocated space.
When I right click on C, the "Extend Volume" shows grayed out.
When I right click on D, the "Extend Voume" shows available.

How do I do get that option available to extend C ?

Bonus question: how do I do to get completely rid off D? I do not need it, but I am afraid that if I delete it then I will have problems booting up my PC

Thanks in advanced!

You won't be able to extend the C: Partition to the left using the windows built in disk management. Only to the right.
If you want to extend to the left you will need to use a 3rd party Partition tool. Minitool partition wizard free will do the job.
I would advise taking a full backup/system image before moving the Windows partition. And have a 7 system repair disc on hand too. Also disable system restore before moving the partition. You can enable this again afterwards. When the windows partition moves to the left, the old system restore points will point to the old partition and won't work.
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You need a 3rd party app like easeUS partition magic.  You cannot do it with the built in utility

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A:Can I delete or extend a partition?

Hello SJM mate I use Partition Wizard to domost things with partitions I am not expert but I think that you can delete the D: and just extend the C: into the space it leaves.
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PS the space made by deleting D: may show as unallocated space it is ko to go ahead and follow the pic instructions.
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A:Can I delete or extend a partition?

Hello SJM mate I use Partition Wizard to domost things with partitions I am not expert but I think that you can delete the D: and just extend the C: into the space it leaves.
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Dropbox - issue.png

A:How can I extend my hard drive space?

Because in order to extend the partition, the partition HAS to be next to the freespace..
you have a partition in-between C: and the freespace..
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C can only be extended into free space immediately following it.
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A:Can't extend windows 10 partition into unallocated space

Try MiniTool Partition wizard. It is free.
I used it several time when I was unable to "extend" the volume back to my main drive.
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A:Lag/Laggy animations with multiple displays (Extend desktop)

Its interesting that the nvidia control panel does not cause lag when setting it up, but windows control panel causes the issue.
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A:No Warranty Support

Thanks, we tried that many times. The Newegg rep just found that by using the chat support and entering the full Serial Number it finally worked. The phone support nor chat would accept the SNID. So this was the root of the  problem.

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A:warranty troubleExtensa 2509

How do you know the "shop" really sent it to Acer?
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A:Incorrect warranty start date

Hi @Jtsnr ,
I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publically post ( serial numbers and case details).
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Hi Is it registered with HP? When registration occurs the warranty would be adjusted to start from the born on date (I think you press ESC and then F1 to view this). So if you could try that and then ask again if there is still a difficulty.

Happy 2 [email protected]
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A:Date of manufacture estimate help

Hi: Looking at the serial number, your notebook was made in 2011 in the 42nd week of the calendar year as shown in the 142 of the serial number. The 1 is the last digit of the year (2011) and the 42 is the week of manufacture.
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A:My warranty start date is incorrect.

Brooklynn429, welcome to the forum. Here is a answer to how to deal with the difference in the waranty start date: We have a PoP process setup for this. Proof of Purchase. We don't have access to sales systems for everything we've sold through our partners and retailers so we have to use the good old fashion Proof of Purchase system. The customer simply sends (fax I think is the current method) us the receipt and we update the warranty status. That simple. I guess it goes without saying that they need to contact support for this. You will have to contact HP Customer Support to get this accomplished. As for your sound, I suggest going into the Control Panel / Sound to see if the speakers are selected as the Default.  Sometimes in Win 10 the settings are changed for no apparent reason. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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Hi, Please use the following services in India: Regards.
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A:Notebook M30-70 - SSD and warranty

Technically opening the back of the laptop can void the warranty since there are no consumer replaceable parts (CRUs) inside your model.  Fortunately most Lenovo Service Centers understand that owners will upgrade the memory and change hard drives so they tend to over look the fact that the laptop has been previously opened.  If you use care in opening the laptop and center your activities on just replacing the hard drive I don't think you will have a problem, but keep in mind the Service Center makes that final determination.   Also keep in mind if the system ever needs to be sent in the warranty won't cover the new SSD drive.  That warranty is provided by the SSD drive's manufacturer. 
For your reference I have included a link below to your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual that explain how to remove the exisiting hardware.  Please follow any advice or pre-cautions the manual has to offer.
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>Have this voided my warranty in any way?
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The OEM media is available for purchase while placing the order.
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A:Out of patience with Dell's horrible warranty service

Tough luck. I've also have had more hardware issues than I can count, including trackpad failures, fan issues, lights burnt out, etc... I just continuously had stuff break on my $1400 laptop for no reason. 
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A:Warranty issue and customer service

Hello. You have posted on the Laptop Audio discussion board. I suggest that you post on the Customer Care board. Do not include your service tag and contact numbers, because those will be removed as per forum policy. If someone from Dell replies to your post, they will ask you to send them that information via the forum's private message feature.
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How to escalate this issue to Global Lenovo support?
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Please private message us the system service tag and snapshot of the invoice copy so that we can check and assist you.To send a private message, click on my name and select ‘Send private message’.
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I want to know the warrant policy regarding the following issues:
I have a Lenovo Flex 2-14 laptop.
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2. If I dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu Os.
Kindly let me know the warranty status in both the cases.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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A:Flex 2-14 - Warranty: Replacement policy

Hi wavare_ajinkya ,
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
As a general rule, CRU (customer replaceable parts ) will not void the warranty as listed from the hardware manual . However most upgrades on this model shows that such are considered FRU (field replaceable unit) , meaning you would have to open up additional parts and might require skill and specific tools thus CRU ID is N. (item6 page 72 ).
1. Upgrading your RAM however would not void any warranty.
We had same issue discussed on this thread . 
On quotes: " Similar to this query is this case  for the Z500 replacement of optical drive which is also a CRU Id - N and this thread. 
Warranty agreement :
What this Warranty Does not Cover 
- failure or damage resulting from misuse, abuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, natural disasters, power surges, improper maintenance, or use not in accordance with product information materials 
-damage caused by a non-authorized service provider
-failure of, or damage caused by, any third party products, including those that Lenovo may provide or integrate into the Lenovo product at your request
Warranty is not covered if during the process of modification , damage or accidents may incur both on the replaced parts and the original devices ." 
The answer would be no , upgrading  the harddrive ,RAM will not void your warranty not unless that original parts gets damage because of or during the process of upgrade. 
For best measure , you may give Lenovo Tech a call so that they would be able to note it on your account for the pc that you have plan for upgrades .
2. Changing the original operating system would not void the hardware warranty , but support for the software such as the new or original Operating System (example to restore it back/ drivers issue etc.) would be users responsibility and functionality thereof. 
Hope this answered your query .
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