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DSA Loan Laptop and Repair Terms

Please find below our Terms and Conditions for returns and repairs.
Please read these in full as they contain important information about how your repair or refund will be handled.
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Returning your product to us


  • Please send the original (official manufacturer) power adapter along with the unit. Do not include any other accessories such as laptop cases, cables, or USB memory sticks, unless requested.
  • We recommend using the original packaging materials to ship your unit back to us.
  • If you do not have the original packaging, please pack the unit in a rigid cardboard box with enough packaging material such as bubble wrap or scrunched-up newspaper to ensure the unit does not move around in the box, and is protected from all sides. Secure the box with tape.
  • Ensure that power plugs and other sharp items are well packaged to ensure that they do not scratch or pierce other items in the box, or the box itself.
  • Using your own alternative packaging materials is at your own risk.

Courier collections

  • Our courier DPD will collect your package on your preferred week day. We cannot request a specific time of day for a collection or delivery.
  • DPD will automatically send you an email (and text message if you have provided a mobile telephone number) on the day of collection, giving you a one hour time slot for the collection. DPD will arrive within this time slot.
  • If the given time slot or day is not suitable for you, you will have the opportunity to change this through a link in the email or via text.
  • If you do not receive this message on the day of the collection, please advise us before 11:30am so we can check on the progress of the collection.
  • If the address is a workplace or student halls of residence, ensure that there is an easily accessible entrance with a staffed reception desk or delivery area. Please make sure that they are able to hold the parcel and sign for the collection.
  • When the courier arrives at your address, they will put their own identification sticker onto the box. There is no requirement to label or address the box yourself.
  • We strongly advise you to request a collection receipt from the DPD driver. This will act as your proof that the item was collected and will contain a reference number.


The below terms and conditions apply for products being returned for a refund, including those being returned to then be replaced with another product.
If you are returning a product to us for a refund it must be returned to us in a resalable condition and within 30 days of receipt of delivery.
If it is out with the 30 days return period no refund will be issued, unless it is beyond repair and a replacement cannot be provided.
If there is any wear or tear or damage to the device (including packaging) the refund may be refused or a 15% restocking fee will be charged.
Services fees such as delivery and insurance and warranty will not be refunded.
This does not affect your statutory rights.


If your device develops a fault after 30 days of receipt then it will be repaired.
After 30 days of receipt replacements will only be issued where a repair is not possible and refunds will only be issued where a repair and a replacement is not possible.

What your warranty and insurance policy covers

Your DSA order may include both extended warranty cover, and accidental damage insurance cover.
  • Warranty cover includes repair of defects, not damage caused by accident, deterioration of consumable parts (such as batteries) or normal wear or tear.
  • The following may be covered under accidental damage insurance:
    • cracked screens,
    • water damage,
    • physically dropped items,
    • foreign objects.
  • Please request your insurance policy details if any of the faults meet the above criteria or give us a call to discuss.
  • If the fault is deemed not covered by warranty or insurance then you may be liable for the cost of repair.

Loan Laptop

  • Loan laptops can be issued for the duration of the repair and must be returned promptly to Sight and Sound Technology once the repaired device has been returned.
  • Loan laptops must be kept in the condition they were received in. Failure to do this may result in a charge for repair or replacement.
  • Please return the loan laptop and charger in the packaging it was supplied with.
  • Before returning a loan laptop please ensure you back up any files stored locally. All loan laptops will be wiped on return.

Laptop data

  • For computer systems, we advise that data should be backed up before the unit is sent to us. We cannot be held liable for any data loss due to hardware failure, though if necessary, we will attempt to recover data.
  • Any recovered data will be held by us for the duration of the repair, and deleted from our systems once the repair is complete. If we need to hold data for longer than 4 weeks, we will request your continued permission.
  • If your computer requires a password to login to Windows, please ensure that you include a note with the password clearly visible within the packaging of your computer. For laptops we suggest placing the note on top of the keyboard, shutting the lid with the note inside. If you do not wish to include a note, you must remove your login password.
  • Your equipment may be passed to a 3rd party supplier or manufacturer for repair purposes.

Data Protection Statement

The Information you provide to Sight and Sound Technology Limited (“the AT Provider”) is personal data and shall be held by the AT Provider in accordance with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018.