Here's our Hardware Tip for.. May 31, 2002
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Hardware Makers Go Out of Business--Part 1 of 4
The demise of graphic board company Number Nine Visual Technology brings to mind an important subject: What do you do if the company that produces the hardware you own goes out of business? What does this mean in terms of use and support of your equipment?

If you hear that a company whose products you own has filed for bankruptcy protection or is in financial turmoil, first find out all you can about its state of operation. Your best and easiest source will probably be the company's Web site. Most companies suffer through months of death throes, during which warranties and support remain in place, before they shut everything down.

You'll find Number Nine at