new "digital viruses"??

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akjimbo's picture
Joined: 2009/10/26

so i was talking to HP support (some guy in India) about getting a new battery under warranty because mine went bad. he told me that a "digital virus" had attacked that battery and that is why it has failed. is there such a thing as digital viruses that attack hardware directly first? i know viruses exist that can indirectly affect hardware (run up the RPM's on a harddrive until failure, etc.). he told me that i need to purchase some $600 dollar package from HP that will magically solve all my problems, but i said f@#$ that