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Registered: ‎01-06-2014
My Device: Blackberry 9720
My Carrier: o2

Complete malfunction - vendor refusing to repair

Hi, 9720 stopped working after a few weeks, so I returned it to vendor (CPW) who sent it away for repair, only to return it saying that the malfunction had been caused by liquid ingress, so it was my fault and they would not repair it.


I had it looked at independently, and their advice was that there are indicators within the 'phone which change colour when exposed to liquid, and that these indicators clearly demonstrated that liquid had not been present within the device.  Their view was that the motherboard was faulty, and that it should be returned for exchange/refund on that basis.


Given the number of similar complaints on numerous internet forums, this appears to be a consistent scam that CPW attempt to pull.  However, the staff at the store refuse point blank to take it any further.


Notwithstanding a complaint to Trading Standards and any further legal agtion I may take against CPW, would I have any more luck returning the 'phone to Blackberry directly, for a second opinion/repair under warranty?  If so, to whom would I send it?


Many thanks

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Re: Complete malfunction - vendor refusing to repair

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


There is no such entity for you to do that. Your purchase contract is a matter between you and the seller, BlackBerry is not a party to that transaction. Sadly, that means you must continue to attempt escalation with the seller. Failing that, I have heard that in some locations simply threatening to contact governmental or other consumer protection agencies can sometimes achieve satisfaction. But, legally and contractually, BlackBerry is not involved.


Good luck!

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