Question Is scratched display covered by HP standard warranty?

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Hello,
I have a problem with my HP Pavilion 14-ce0000nc. The problem is that my LCD display is damaged (there is a groove 6cm from the top of the display and it goes almost all the way across). It is caused by the edge where the lowered keyboard is coming up to the touchpad. My local support told me that any LCD mechanical damage is not covered under the warranty.
I would like to know if it is true because I do not think that I did anything wrong. The laptop was at home most of the time and when I was transporting it I used a sleeve to move it around.
Also, my service center (in which my laptop is now) told me that I should have used fabric between keyboard and display but I did not find any mention about it in the official documentation only thing I found was: "Close the notebook, with nothing in between the lid and the keyboard, prior to carrying it. " and "Remove the packing material from between the keyboard and display when you first take the notebook out of its box. "
So I would like to know if I am in right for warranty repair if the damage was not done by me (even service center told me that the damage was done by the keyboard's edge but still said that any mechanical damage done to the LCD is not covered by warranty either if it was caused by me or not).
Thank you

Photos of the display: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aEr5A58A2AYhZ9zX9
I also posted this on HP forum: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Groove-in-the-display-caused-by-the-edge-of-the-keyboard/m-p/7019881#M188188
Official documentation on how to protect my notebook: https://support.hp.com/ca-en/product/hp-pavilion-dv5-1100-entertainment-notebook-pc-series/3744201/model/3822601/document/c01507270
 
The "fabric" bit is crap. That's like Steve Jobs telling people, "your bad reception is because you holding the phone wrong! (antenna-gate)"

If this indeed is caused by keyboard alone then is a design flaw, and only if enough people complain they may do something about it.
 
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If the keyboard is causing the scratches on your screen every time you move the laptop around, when closed, it is HP's responsibility. A laptop should not need a 'fabric sleeve' in order to stop the keyboard from scratching the screen, that is a load of bull. As @jsmithepa put it perfectly, it appears to be a design flaw or at least a defective unit/laptop.

It is your customer right to expect a product made for portability to be moved around without the keyboard scratching the screen. The product is therefore defective and you're well within your right to demand a replacement if they're refusing to repair the laptop, as the laptop is not meeting your quality standards and requirements/needs.

Overall, if they're not going to repair it under warranty, then demand a replacement, as the unit is defective.
 
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If the keyboard is causing the scratches on your screen every time you move the laptop around, when closed, it is HP's responsibility. A laptop should not need a 'fabric sleeve' in order to stop the keyboard from scratching the screen, that is a load of bull. As @jsmithepa put it perfectly, it appears to be a design flaw or at least a defective unit/laptop.

It is your customer right to expect a product made for portability to be moved around without the keyboard scratching the screen. The product is therefore defective and you're well within your right to demand a replacement if they're refusing to repair the laptop, as the laptop is not meeting your quality standards and requirements/needs.

Overall, if they're not going to repair it under warranty, then demand a replacement, as the unit is defective.
Hello,
thank you and also @jsmithepa for your response. Right now my local support is refusing to do anything about my problem and their only argument is that the mechanical damage is in no way under warranty. Right now I am planning my next steps because I do not agree with their statement in which they did not even mentioned my concerns about their wrong procedure.
I am actually really disappointed in HP and I think that this was the first and also last time I have bought anything from this company.

Best regards
Strongo
 

Seaweed Monster

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Hello,
thank you and also @jsmithepa for your response. Right now my local support is refusing to do anything about my problem and their only argument is that the mechanical damage is in no way under warranty. Right now I am planning my next steps because I do not agree with their statement in which they did not even mentioned my concerns about their wrong procedure.
I am actually really disappointed in HP and I think that this was the first and also last time I have bought anything from this company.

Best regards
Strongo
No problem. I hope your problem gets sorted soon!

Don't be afraid to keep pushing. Make an official complaint if this goes on for any longer.
 
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