Ask the Readers: Are You Willing to Void Your Warranty for Geek Pride?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 23rd, 2011


Warranty voiding is a byproduct of the things geeks like to do most: tinker, tweak, and personalize. This week we want to hear about your warranty voiding adventures and the times you opted not to peel off the sticker and void that warranty.

There are a 1,001 ways to void your warranty including modding your game console, jailbreaking your iPhone, rooting your Android phone, upgrading your router with DD-WRT, and other tricks that customize, tweak, and liberate your geek gear. Whether it’s because the product ships missing functionality and you have to reclaim it by hacking it or because you just can’t stand to let your gear stay stock, we want to hear about your warranty voiding adventures (and the times you can’t or won’t slice the symbolic sticker and void away). What motivates you? What’s your favorite warranty void to date? What tools do you use?

Sound off in the comments below and then check back on Friday for the What Your Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/23/11
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