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What is the legal effect of the customer "accepting" the system?

If the system has passed the acceptance tests, and a subsequent defect is found, does the fact that the defect was not discovered during acceptance testing, and that the customer had accepted the system, preclude the customer from pursuing a damages claim against the supplier? What is the legal effect of the customer "accepting" the system, and would you be aware of any authority on this point?
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