The following definitions apply in this act:
(1) Computer equipment. - Any desktop computer, notebook or laptop computer, monitor or video display unit for a computer system, and the keyboard, mice, other peripheral equipment, and a printing device such as a printer, a scanner, a combination print-scanner-fax machine, or other device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer.
(2) Computer equipment refurbisher. - A person in the business of restoring pre-owned computer equipment to original equipment standards, meeting the manufacturers' warranty requirements and any software licensing requirements.
(3) Refurbished computer equipment. - Computer equipment that has been reformatted to remove any preexisting software and data, and then cleaned, repaired, inspected, and tested as necessary to ensure that the equipment has been restored to "like new" full functionality that meets or exceeds the manufacturers' original equipment standards and warranty requirements.
(4) Registered computer equipment refurbisher. - A person certified by the original equipment manufacturer to restore pre-owned computer equipment to original equipment standards meeting the manufacturers' warranty requirements, and any software licensing requirements, in accordance with the manufacturers' and software makers' official refurbisher programs.
(5) State and local governmental entities. - The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; any local political subdivisions of the State; community colleges; local boards of educations; and The University of North Carolina. (2013-128, s. 1.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014