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When booting my laptop I get the following message: SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2:WDC WD1600BEUS-22RSTO-(S1) and a WARNING: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be immenent. The PC is about 1 year old purchased from Best Buy. Who do I contact about getting this replaced under warranty, Best Buy, Gateway, or Western Digital?

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  • molenski201 Aug 04, 2008

    I contacted Gateway and since the computer is 1 week past the end of the 1 year warranty they said "Sorry". I contacted Western Digital and they said since the hard drive was a component in a new computer and not purchased directly from them or an authorized reseller, there was no warranty, the computer mfg. was responsible for any warranty. I guess I will be looking to buy a new hard drive.

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Welcome to fixya

you will need to contact the maker of the computer unless they tell you to take back to best buy ...

i hope this helps you out have a good day

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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    victoria bennett Aug 04, 2008

    ya sounds like they giving you the run around thats the way most companys are sorry to hear it hope every thing works out for you have a good day

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