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Modem went out

I want to know if i send for repair will it interfere with my memory. It wont erase anything i have on my laptop will it?

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That really depends on where you send it.
This type of repair should not cause you to lose your information BUT a lot of the manufacturers do not simply fix your computer and send it back to you. Instead they will send you a refurbished computer of the same make and model, then when there is time they will repair your computer, reimage the hard drive and then send it to the next person who needs a repair. This makes the turn-around time much faster and what you get is a computer that is the way it was when you bought it.
If you take it to a local shop there is less chance of this happening.
ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR DATA, no shop, repair depot or manufacturer will be responsible for or guarantee the safety of your data.

Alternative Solution: You mention your modem went out, this also applies to network adapters and wireless - if your computer is out of warranty, it is probably much cheaper for you to buy and external adapter that fits in a USB port.

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Hi
It totally depends on what you need to be repaired.
For example, if your hard drive has fried, the engineer will replace it and you will lose everything.

If it is just the modem that is faulty. you'll be ok. The best thing to do is remove your hard drive before you send your Pavilion for repair, or back up ALL your data.
If you have cherished data on your computer it's a good idea to regularly back up anyway.

Incidentally, how do you know the modem itself is faulty? There are numerous things that can make it look like a modem has gone wrong. Some can be fixed in minutes...


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Any time you take (or even more so, send) a PC for repair of any sort, you should have a complete backup of your system. No repair service guarantees - in fact they specifically tell you they are not responsible for the loss of - your data. So, while it is not typical that the repair tech would intentionally erase anything from your system, it is important to be aware of a very high possibility of losing your data - particularly if there is shipping involved, etc. At any rate, the importance of a good, solid full backup can not be overemphasized!

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