Our earthquake coverage wouldn’t be complete without sending out a "Bravo!" to Optima Technology, makers of storage peripherals for Macs and other computer systems, for expanding their warranty coverage for victims of the recent Kobe quake. Although the warranty specifically does not cover repairs to equipment that has been physically damaged, Optima has announced that they will offer full warranty repair services for any Optima products that were damaged in the Kobe quake and are still in warranty. Customers in the Kobe area with damaged equipment may contact Optima’s distributors MIC at (81) 03-5642-7120 or HSS at (81) 03-3818-7913, or contact Optima in the U.S. at 714/476-0515, fax 714/476-0613. A company spokesperson acknowledged that the "significant business" Optima has enjoyed from the Japanese market was largely behind the decision. [MHA]
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