06-15-2017 04:30 AM
Guys could we get everybody to sign this petition till we get a solution for this problem from HP
06-15-2017 09:31 AM
I just received my laptop back from HP yesterday. I sent it off only last Thurday, so the repair was much quicker than expected. (over the weekend) Initially, almost a year ago it was estimted at 3 weeks. It was just out of warranty as I had mentioned and I waited as this issue became more widely known before trying again to get it corrected. After just paying it off, I couldn't afford pay for it again? I waited.
After posting here recently, a case was made and I was contacted by a manager who initially was not offereing to correct the problem at HP expense. A little more conversation, and she suggested I take the back off and send pictures of anything visibly damaged. My burned spot was not in the typical location others have posted, but was a ribbon wire obviously overheated at a connection to the motherboard. After a couple of days I was contacted with an offer to repair as a customer courtesy at HP expense.
I give credit to the users of this forum who have been persistent throughout, as I just recently rejoined the chorus.
I also thank the case managers who were prompt to review the photos and description of the problem.
I don't know why each and every unit that has the issue hasn't been repaired or replaced. It appears they are being done on a case by case basis. I don't know if I should hold onto the unit, as I had to move on a year ago with a different plan for my mobile office work. It has a 3 month warranty so I'll have to decide if I should sell it now, or chance it happening again. There have been some reviews posted online of the problem recurring.
Just googling the Spectre problem returns a lot of negative PR, and while they have repaired my unit along with others here, I cant see how this is going to just go away anytime soon. I really would like to see companies of this size and capability just absorb the loss, learn, correct, move on and do the right thing every time. Certainly, in small business as I am, you cant afford to be selective with who you satisfy. I appreciate them for eventually fixing the issue, but it shouldn't have been such a long road in my opinion.
06-15-2017 11:20 PM - last edited on 06-16-2017 08:22 AM by kevin-t
Purchased same unit from Bestbuy for 1
HP Spectre x360 2in1 13334 TouchScreen Laptop Intel Core i5 8GB Memory 256GB Solid State Drive Natural Silver
Shipped on 06/03/2015 [edited]
Brand new worked for overa year I diagnosted it myself realized what was wrong so after an hour with indias.hp support I'm a told I needed a hard drive. I also logged his name and support ticket considering Class action lawsuit. They are all defected.
Contact me if interested in getting what we pay for. Not service from third world countries that can't troubleshooting they just read a scrIpt. So comical I called twice and sure enough was told two completely issues which they wanted over 700$. I had Them document every call in their system for future. I also had a certified repair shop diagnose It and give me the same errors I've originally concurred. It's also notarized. So I'm gonna call tomorrow because I believe everyone who purchases unit in the same defect and floors and HP is in trying to recall the unit they're just trying to make you pay for their mistakes
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06-16-2017 11:34 AM
06-23-2017 02:59 PM
Yup, same thing happened to me.
I got contacted by a very nice support rep and while I mentioned I could literally prove we've purchased 50+ HP laptops/desktops/servers for all of our companies (We're an MSP), they still said it'll cost $700 to repair since its out of warranty.
Essentially, what they're saying is their laptops dying after two years is considered NORMAL.
TWO YEARS FOR A LAPTOP THAT COST OVER $1500 IS NORMAL?
While Apple machines are overpriced, their build quality never gives me issues and when it does (e.g. when my MacBook battery practically imploded, similar to this), they replaced it FREE OF CHARGE since its a clear company defect.
The sad thing is they (the mods) make it sound like you're getting contacted by their support to receive actually beneficial support but its practically a sales pitch.
$700?????????????????????? Half the laptop price? Cool
Not sure what to say here guys, might want to consider Dell or Apple at this point.. Lenovo also has AMAZING customer care, they send replacement boxes next day at one of my clients.
What an absolute joke.
06-24-2017 08:14 AM - last edited on 06-24-2017 11:38 AM by danny-r
Well I just got a message from someone from HP on this message board telling me they're forwarding my issue to a different department and if I don't hear from them by Monday to contact him directly
it's not right what they're doing to us the units are barely a year old and what are the odds they're all going over the year warranty I mean what kind of stuff is this. So they have until Monday if I don't hear back I will contact the rep directly and I fully expect them to rectify this and either repair my unit or replace it I will keep you guys updated on my situation and how to handle it to get it done
06-27-2017 02:28 PM
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