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    Default What Does Remanufactured Mean?

    Im looking into buying a notebook soon, saw a cheap "Remanufactured" one...what does that mean?

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    Default RE: What Does Remanufactured Mean?

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Oct-30-02 AT 10:19PM (EST)[/font][p]Rebuilt, as far as i know.

    Sorry, didnt explain that to the best of my knowledge.

    As far as i do know, it is second hand, rebuilt.

    [font color= red]Ian Ritchie[/font color= red]
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    Default RE: What Does Remanufactured Mean?

    If it is from the company that built the notebook it means that it is a unit that had a problem and the failed parts were replaced. Unlike a car engine, or an airplane part you can't really measure wear and tear so you have no idea what else could go wrong.
    What it comes down to, is that you are buying a used computer that had something break, and the manufacturer fixed it and is reselling it. If it is from a third party, who knows what you are getting.

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    Default RE: What Does Remanufactured Mean?

    It's a gateway notebook being re-sold by gateway.

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    Translated I think that means a PIECE OF CRAP. Im not sure though :)


  6. Default RE: What Does Remanufactured Mean?

    To explain the process a bit:
    Step 1:
    Someone sends in a notebook (or whatever) with a problem. Either that person has a contract under which it is replaced within X days and they can't do that or whatever, but the person gets another notebook (possibly a new one, or else a remanufactured one) in return.
    Step 2:
    The problem is fixed later on, and the notebook goes into the stock of the service department. It's now in near-mint condition but gathering the proverbial dust.
    Step 3:
    The type goes out of production. After a while there is no point in keeping a stock of remanufactured ones because there are no more support contracts for the type.
    Step 4:
    The stock of remanufactured ones is sold off at bargain prices.

    When you're dealing with a reputable company, remanufactured ones should be as good as new. Problem is the usually limited warranty and the fact that you have an older type (but that's your choice of course).
    Basically, if the price is right and you have an option to return or exchange it if it doesn't work properly, go for it.

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