How to remove "Warranty Void If Removed" stickers without voiding your warranty

Want to get inside one of your electronic gizmos but there's a "Warranty Void If Removed" stickers standing between you and the freedom to tinker? Fear not, for there are ways and means that will allow you to take back ownership of your devices.

Want to get inside one of your electronic gizmos but there's a "Warranty Void If Removed" stickers standing between you and the freedom to tinker? Fear not, for there are ways and means that will allow you to take back ownership of your devices and remove that sticker without damaging it.

To show you how to do this I'm going to enlist the help of a couple of international YouTubers. Both of these guys really know their stuff and if you got some time to kill I suggest you have a look at some of their other videos. I guarantee you'll pick up a lot of useful hints, tips, and information while at the same time being entertained.

First off we go down under to Australia where Dave Jones of EEVBlog fame offers up this trick where you remove the sticker using a little bit of heat and a static shielding bag. It takes some patience but it does work.

If using a static shielding bag feels a little bit too homebrew for you then what you need is a DIY Teflon knife specifically built for the job. For this we next visit Canada where Chris, who runs the AvE channel on YouTube, will how us how to make one and how to use it.

WARNING: This channel is NSFW due to the colorful language that can be thrown around, and I'm in no way responsible for your use of the phrase "skookum choocher" if you watch more than a couple of Chris's videos.

Finally, let me throw a tip into the hat that can save you should you bust a "Warranty Void If Removed" sticker. Have a look on eBay for a replacement. Chances are good that if the sticker isn't proprietary (that is, it's not emblazoned with the company's name or whatever), you'll be able to find a replacement that's a close enough match.

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