Terms and Conditions

OUR AGREEMENT
The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and Pioneer Computer and its associated companies. By accessing, browsing and/or using anything on this site and the server it’s hosted on, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms below and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with these terms, don’t use this site.

REPAIR SERVICE
IMPORTANT: You are responsible for ensuring that you have backed up all data on your computer before we access your system. We will not be responsible for any loss of data, pictures, information or programs on your computer.
If you have not made any backups of your data then we can do this for you. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange for your data to be backed up before we start work on your computer. Please note, mechanical failure of your hard disk or other components inside your computer can occur without warning during our intensive diagnostics. Virus and malware infections can also damage your data and could lead to unpredictable problems and could result in data loss.
For some jobs, we may need to re-install your operating system. This involves wiping your hard disk clean and re-installing the operating system back to the point when your computer was first purchased. We will contact you prior to doing this but if you require your data to be backed up prior to the wipe and restored back to your computer once the operating system has been re-installed please let us know. There will be additional charges associated with this service.

Legal Rights
The client is the legal owner or authorized representative of the legal owner of the property and all data and components contained therein sent to Pioneer Computers.
Any property left with Pioneer Computers unclaimed for 90 days, will be disposed. At which time, Pioneer Computers shall have no liability to the client or any third party.

LIABILITY EXCLUSIONS
Although we do not have specific knowledge of your computer configuration we will attempt to minimize disruption to your system as much as we can but we cannot be responsible for any unforeseen issues that may arise from any of our services.
Please note that if your computer system or equipment is under manufacturer warranty our services may affect manufacturer warranty validity. It is your responsibility to assess the effect of our services on any manufacturers warranty.
We cannot be help responsible or liable to any service performed for you regarding:

  • any loss data, data corruption, loss of images, documents or information
  • any financial loss, or loss and interruption to business or contracts
  • any failure by you to follow our reasonable recommendations or instructions
  • any losses or issues you may suffer due to your use of (or failure to use) any anti-virus software
  • any loss that is not reasonably foreseeable.

ONE YEAR WARRANTY
Unless stated, all non-trade services carry a one year warranty on both parts and labour. If in the unlikely event same problem happens that we have fixed or any fault which is related to the service provided we will either try again to fix the problem at no extra charge or, if we cannot fix the problem, we will refund your payment in full for the services performed. This excludes faults caused by the failure of other components after the repair has taken place, or by faults caused due to incorrect use of software or downloaded material, virus and malware infections, or by faults arising from accidental damage or incorrect use of the product.
Please note, you are responsible for the cost of returning your device to us or we can arrange our own courier at the standard rates.
Limited Warranty
Although we offer a massive warranty for almost all repairs, there are some exceptions where items our standard warranty does not apply. We will indicate to you at the time of repair / collection of repair what items have a limited or exempt warranty. This includes but not limited to the following items:

  • GPU / BGA / CPU Reflows – One Month Warranty
  • Liquid Damage – No Warranty

For all warranty issues please contact us first for to authorise a return under warranty.

Trade Repair Warranty
Trade repairs carry a maximum 30 day warranty.

FREE DIAGNOSTICS
It can take many hours to fully diagnose your computer. This is a free service we offer to all our residential customers and students on condition that we repair your device while your device remains on our premises. If you decide to not go ahead with the repair, a nominal diagnostics charge of R30 will be applied or if your device is beyond economical repair we are happy to sell your device to another customer.
Business / Trade Customers will be charged R70 standard diagnostics charge.

ABANDONED COMPUTERS
Any computer that has been left abandoned for over 90 days will be recycled or disposed if prior arrangements have not been made. It is important that you check your details on your receipt / email at the time of booking to ensure that we have your correct contact details. We will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the details provided.

REPAIR & DIAGNOSTICS TIMES
Although we aim to get your device repaired / diagnosed as quickly as possible, the service can sometimes take longer than anticipated. We normally aim to diagnose and repair within 3-10 business days but sometimes the repair can take longer. We often have to source parts from outside of the South Africa and can take several weeks before we receive the parts and clear customs. We will not be held responsible for any repairs that exceed our estimated completion time. We will make every effort to inform you if we expect a delay in our service. If you would like a status update please get in touch with our repair centre or send us a message from our website.

REFUNDS FOR GOODS PURCHASED
Items Purchased In-store
For Faulty Items: If a fault occurs within 30 days of receipt, we will offer you a full refund. After 30 days, we will either repair or replace at our discretion. Please return it back to the store you purchased it from with your original receipt of purchase, original packaging and
If you change your mind – If you have changed your mind or your product has been returned as “faulty” but no fault has been found you are not liable to a refund.