Chances are, regardless of whether you are anxious about aliens or not, that it’s not something you think about when you buy a new computer or gadget. For example, have you ever thought about whether the warranty of your brand new computer is valid if (when?) the aliens arrive?
If that’s you, you should definitely not expect Taiwanese computer, component, and gadget manufacturer Asus to help.
Under the heading “Exclusions from your ASUS Warranty Extension Program including the WEP On-Site NBD Limited Hardware Warranty Service” we can read some of the usual things you would expect to find in this text.
For example, this is to be expected: the warranty is not valid if “The product has been tampered with, repaired and/or modified by non-authorized personnel.”
But as we continue down the list of exclusions something more unusual appears:
“There is damage caused by natural disaster, intentional or unintentional misuse, acts of war, space invasions, abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or use under abnormal conditions.”
Then our question becomes, who can prove, for sure, if there’s been a space invasion or not? We can only assume that Asus has some mechanism in place for doing just that.
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