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What does the term OEM mean?

Authored By Victoria Smith

The term OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”.  What this means is that the part was made by a company that is a subcontractor to the device manufacturer. This means that an OEM part is the same part used when the device was assembled. Not a cheap knockoff or imitation.

In most cases, we always recommend purchasing the OEM part. Although they tend to be more expensive than non-OEM (Aftermarket) parts, you can be assured that the quality and performance of the part will usually be superior. Here at digitalsupplyusa.com we always try to use OEM. However, if a part is not available OEM our quality team always finds the highest quality replacement.

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