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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:18 am 
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Hello all,

A friend of mine has Archos Arnova 7f G3 bought on 28th of August 2012. Last week we noticed that it stopped charging.
We tried a new charger without success, which led us to the fact that something went wrong with the main board of the tablet.

As every consumer, who has paid for a device and expects after sales support and warranty, especially from a respectable company such as Archos, we communicated with the technical support which is closer to us (Romania) in order to arrange for a repair under warranty.

Below i post the mail communication, and a simple question of mine:

From: <>
Date: 2013/2/18
Subject: Re: [] Answer to quote AR54794


We make repair only for money. We dont make warranty.

king regards

On 2013-02-17 15:50, wrote:
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your timely response. I noticed the extra charge of 39
euros you imposed for the repair, but I would like to inform you that
the device is under international warranty as it was bought on 28th of
August 2012.
If you need to scan the receipt of sale and send it back to you,
please notify me to act accordingly.

kind regards

2013/2/16 <>

Dear <DELETED by OP>

Thank you for requesting a quote from Repair Service.

Repair quotation is valid for only 120 days.

These are the details you submitted to us:
Make: Arnova
Model: 7f G3
IMEI number: <DELETED by OP>
Fault: Not Charging
Details: The device does not charge. We have tried a new charger with the same results.

Quote Date: 2013-02-15 21:03:21


Fast Track option has been requested 4.00 EUR .

Special notes: N/A
Once we have inspected the unit, we may need to revise the quotation. We will contact you with the new quote before we continue with the repair. Please note that if your unit is deemed beyond economical repair (BER) or a re-quotation is refused then the minimum charge of 4.00 EUR will be due.

Posta Romana (15.00 EUR) ... transp=345 [1] ... fd9c1d6836 [2]

* All information submitted is confidential and will not be provided to third parties.If you get information or other claims by third parties please contact us so we can check.
*If you have any queries please contact us on 0203 4324 982 or email:

Terms & Conditions:
- This repair carries a minimum charge of 4.00 EUR . This is for diagnostics and to cover engineers time. The minimum charge is only applicable if you refuse the quote or if your device is deemed beyond economical repair.

This repair carry a limited 90 days warranty unless the unit is liquid damaged where the limited warranty will be 30 days. Please check website for further details of warranty info.
Best wishes,
Repair Service Team

Please advise what am i missing here. what does this mean?
Do i have warranty? If not, why Archos talks about one year warranty?
<> says that i do not have warranty judging from reply.

Their answer:

We make repair only for money. We dont make warranty.

is for laughs, and is going to be included in my top 10 list of failed answers.
Yes my friend you repair for money, - we all work for money aren't we? -
but keep in mind that what you repair is already paid with OUR money,
thus it should include a warranty or at least some proper directions to help us in finding an appropriate representative and not "throw us to the recycle bin" and then "empty recycle bin" by sending a "kind regards".

Is the Romanian service center a different organization, which does not obey the general Terms and Conditions of Archos company ?
If this is the case, please advise which service center complies with Terms and Conditions in order to use my warranty
and have a repair.

Thank you

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