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8 damages an electronics manufacturer's warranty won't cover

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Electronics have become part of the engine that powers our daily lives. From smartphones to laptops to televisions and more, we rely on electronics to help us communicate, work, and entertain. They help make our lives easier, and provide a respite from the day-to-day grind. If your electronics are covered under a manufacturer's warranty, they'll be protected in case of issues related to manufacturing defects, mechanical issues, and more, generally for up to a year from the purchase date.

However, manufacturer warranties often fall short of providing the most complete coverage, and don't cover many of the damages your electronics might encounter. This is where a product protection plan comes in handy. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get coverage for your electronics and more under the same protection plan.

Let's take a look at some of the top damages an electronics manufacturer's warranty doesn't cover, so you can be aware of where your coverage stands.

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1. Cracks in screens

Cracks in screens is one of the most common forms of electronics damage. Whether you have a cracked iPad screen or drop your phone, laptop, or smartwatch, cracked screens are a constant hazard. Unfortunately, manufacturer warranties don't provide protection for this common type of damage, leaving you with broken electronics to repair or replace on your own.

2. Water damage

Although many electronics these days claim to be water-resistant, that doesn't necessarily mean they're waterproof. If you're dealing with a dropped phone in toilet, or spill a glass of water on your laptop, it's probably going to be broken. iPhone water damage can be especially disheartening if you rely on your iPhone to sync with your other Apple products. Manufacturer warranties don't offer coverage for water damage, which can be quite an expensive fix.

3. Drops

Everyone drops their phones at one time or another, and there's always that moment right before you pick it up that you hope it isn't broken. Unfortunately, more often than not, there's some sort of damage, which makes it so necessary to be covered when it happens. Even though it's one of the more common types of damage, manufacturer's don't provide coverage for it.

4. Mechanical and electrical issues

Mechanical and electrical issues always plague our electronics, and it's important to be covered when they do. An electronics extended warranty plan will ensure your devices are protected in case of mechanical or electrical issues that cause them to malfunction or stop working all together. Although some manufacturer warranties provide coverage for these issues, not all of them do.

5. Power surge protection

Power surge protection is often not covered under a manufacturer's warranty, which can be a major issue if you live in places that experience severe weather. If you're in the middle of a huge project and have a power surge, not only can your work be lost, but it can also damage your computer. This protection is necessary to keeping your devices safe.

6. Chips and scratches

Apart from screen damage, the other parts of our electronic devices deserve love too. Chips and scratches to various electronics can cause them to not function to their potential, and can be unpleasant to look at. Unfortunately, manufacturer warranties don't cover this damage, meaning you're stuck with chipped and cracked devices if you don't have extended protection.

7. Spills

As with water damage, spilling liquid on your electronics is a common issue that is not commonly covered by a manufacturer' warranty. While water damage is typically what we think of when it come to spills, liquids like juice, coffee, soda, and more can also cause real damage. Extended warranty coverage will ensure you're protected in case of spills and other liquid damage.

8. General malfunctions

Electronics malfunction, and it's important to be prepared when they do. If your device malfunctions after the manufacturer's warranty has expired, you'll be left on your own for figuring out what to do. Extended warranty coverage can help you take care of the malfunction issues, so you can get your devices back and working properly.

Protect everything under one plan with Mulberry Unlimited

When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get coverage for nearly all your online purchases under the same product protection plan. That means you're covered for all the damages included on this list, so you never have to worry about things like cracked screens or water damage. It's the ultimate peace of mind for almost everything you can buy online.

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Justin Smith

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Justin Smith has written about everything from stock market investing to electric vehicles, most recently for SuperMoney, Mulberry and EverLaw. Apart from optimizing the latest blog content and hunting for the perfect keywords, he also enjoys going on long runs.

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