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My acer pc has just been diagnosed with motherboard failure, however when the technician removed the case he found that parts were dated 1999 and i bought in in 2007, is this legal?

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Hi, If the parts are dated 1999, then you bought an older machine because motherboards and parts are always changing and become outdated. The machine worked when you bought it in 2007,and it lasted until 2010, then in my opinion yes everything is legal. Hank

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