In Case Mars Attacks, Asus Might Cover You Against 'Space Invasions' After All

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News Posted: Mon, Feb 20 2012 11:18 AM
If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that aliens will attack us at some point. For every E.T. and Alf, there's a dozen War of the World derivatives. "To Serve Man" was a cookbook, after all, and that dates back to when the world was broadcast in black and white, forget about your fancy HDTV. This inevitable fact is why it was so disheartening (or silly, as it were) to find out Asus, for a time, was specifically excluding "space invasions" from its Warranty Extension Program. Doesn't anyone at Asus have cable, or go out to the movies, or read comic books?

Here is the part that was picked up by Internet detectives and, as far as we know, first posted over at Spanish website
Exclusions from your ASUS Warranty Extension Program including the WEP On-Site NBD Limited Hardware Warranty Service
  • There is damage caused by natural disaster, intentional or unintentional misuse, acts of war, space invasions, abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or use under abnormal conditions

The part about space invasions was bolded by us for emphasis, because that's the sort of thing that should be displayed in all caps with a large font and blinking colors. Think about it. If we somehow survive an attack by Killer Klowns from Outer Space, wouldn't it be nice to know that our cotten-candy covered Asus motherboard would at least be covered by the warranty?

If these guys show up at your door and blow up your computer, Asus has decided it will, in fact, cover the damage.

Thankfully, the good people at Asus thought better of the exclusion and it appears they've since removed it. You're still on your own of an act of war destroys your goods, but goodness gracious, what are the chances of that really happening?

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JohnEBH replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 2:52 PM

Exclusion. not inclusion. So it's not covered... "In fact, cover the damage"

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I think you missed what I was saying, which is that Asus removed the "space invasions" entry from the list of exclusions, so presumably alien attacks are once again covered.

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Feb 20 2012 11:06 PM


I think you missed what I was saying, which is that Asus removed the "space invasions" entry from the list of exclusions, so presumably alien attacks are once again covered.

Many people would be pissed off at ASUS if they didn't cover something that could happen; they would just leave en masse if an alien invasion destroyed their products, that stuff is just too valuable!

Glad to see ASUS once again protects against space invasions. Can't be to worrisome you know, especially with the advancing technology out there.


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lipe123 replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 1:34 PM

What a relief! At least when aliens invade and blow up the planet and killed everyone Asus would still be there to replace broken laptops XD

I love it when huge companies are not all business tho, the little humor in there is great. That and Asus really does kick ass with their warranties.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Feb 21 2012 3:45 PM

Well at least after the invasion or war we can all have a new computer :D, thats if you have an asus, for the rest of us :( lol.

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