I just had Dell support ship me a new motherboard for free on a system that is about a month beyond warranty. The tech said they'd do that "because it's this motherboard issue". I asked if there was a formal extension of warranty and the tech said there was but didn't know how long the extension was for. I hope you're right, Steve, about it being a one year extension because we still have a bunch of barely-out-of-warranty 270's in service and I can't afford to replace all the motherboards I expect to fry in the next few months. Vince -- Vince Rossano Information Technology Director Montpelier Public Schools Montpelier, VT 05602 (802) 225-8690 >>> On 9/18/2006 at 10:02:08 am, in message <[log in to unmask]>, [log in to unmask] wrote: > I may be wrong, but I thought Dell extended the warranty on all the GX > 270 motherboards by 1 year? > > > > Steve Walker > District Network Services Coordinator > South Burlington School District > Phone: (802) 652-7297 > Fax: (802) 652-7013 > E-Mail: [log in to unmask] > > ________________________________ > > From: School Information Technology Discussion > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Raymond Ballou > Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 9:49 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: gx270s > > > > Dear list: > > > > had my first gx270 failure (steady amber power light) OOW of a replaced > mobo. Replacement parts come with a 90 day warranty, we were 42 days > beyond that. > > > > the board from dell is on backorder, part# cg56 $124.95. > > > > anyone know of an alternative, preferably cheaper supply? > > > > please don't email me directly, we are having incoming email problems, > our website host made some changes over the weekend. > > > > R. > > > ______________________________________________________________ > ______________________________________________________________ > This email may contain information protected under the Family > Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance > Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains > confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you > are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, > federal regulations require that you destroy this email without > reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. > > > -- > This message has been scanned for viruses and > dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is > believed to be clean.