AppleCare

Discussion in 'Apple Accessories & Peripherals' started by jpt822, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. gaol

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    I bought Applecare for 3 of the 4 Mac notebooks I've bought for myself or my wife since 2006. And through Applecare, I've enjoyed free repairs (parts and service) for all 3 after the 1-year standard warranty.

    The one notebook I didn't get Applecare for was my 2010 13" MBP because, when it was barely 3 days old, soap bubbles streaked down its screen and seeped inside into the motherboard. My then 5-year old was blowing bubbles inside the bedroom while I was away, and when I got home, I only noticed something was wrong when I couldn't get a wifi signal and I then noticed the oily streak on the screen. I had it repaired at Digital Walker at my expense, since the cause of the problem wasn't covered by warranty. I was also told that the motherboard showed signs of some corrosion due to the bubbles, which meant that at any time, it could just stop working.

    I decided it wasn't worth getting Applecare for this MBP since any problem that could be attributed, directly or indirectly, to that soap bubble issue won't be covered anyway. It's been 5 years and since then I haven't had the need to have this MBP serviced again. Go figure.
     
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    Okay before the expiration of the 1 year warranty (may time pa para maka-ipon) :)
     
  3. wena73

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    My Imac27 will turn 1 year old this coming August 2015. So I'll be getting an applecare very soon.
    I think getting an applecare is a must if you want to save on repair costs in the future.
    I recently had my 10 month old iMac repaired at BTB Vmall since there was no display on my iMac.
    After 2 weeks logicboard was replaced. The logic board costs P20k and it's a relief that it happened within the 1 year warranty.
     
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  4. sidetracker

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    Yup! AppleCare is the way to go if you want to have a peace of mind for the next 2 years...:):):)
     
  5. volans

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    Puwede pala ganito? You don't need to have the unit physically shipped here... ? Like this tipid tip a lot... thanks! :p
     
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    ^ Yes pwede. Got my AppleCare the same way. Bought at B&H because it's on sale, more savings!
     
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    ^^ Yes. The AppleCare packaging is actually un-Apple-like in that you have a box where you only need a single line of code. The rest are just your usual disclaimers and guidelines, which Apple can easily make available online.
     
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    any other suggestions on where to source cheaper AppleCare? i regret not having purchased AppleCare from Amazon while it was still around $270, now it's back up to $330 :(
     
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    Can I buy from B&H now and they can provide me the code asap. I need the code tomorrow eh. Completely lost track of my Mac's purchase date
     
  10. linkk

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    For ipod,ipad,iPhone - applecare is not worth it to me imho. For imacs & macbooks don't think just get it. I've replaced the screen on my first gen retina MacBook pro in a span of 2 yrs only
     
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    AppleCare is worth it for Macs.

    For example, My Mid-2011 Macbook Air 13" just got a new battery last month even after AppleCare has expired (last Nov 2014). Stated my case on chat and over the phone that it was checked previously (around June-July 2014) by BTB service center and they said that my mac's battery was depleted, meaning no free replacement. It was 70-80% health and 120+ cycles only.

    Then an Apple product specialist I talked to said that I need to send him my mac's full system report because it is odd that the battery cycle count is low. Upon verifying, he said that it can be faulty and I need have my mac checked by an authorized service center.

    So I went to QCD Tech, left my mac and they got back at me a day later and they said it was a faulty battery, not depleted. Apple gave me a one-time exception on my case and gave me a free battery replacement.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ They also did the same thing for my barely 1.5-year-old iPhone 5s and it wasn't under AppleCare so I don't think AppleCare had something to do with your case. I think Apple specialists are understanding enough as long as you're able to explain your case to them (and make sure you contact Apple directly, as Apple Authorized Centers don't have the authority to grant exceptions - only supervisors).

    But yeah, I also think the peace of mind that AppleCare would bring is worth the extra cost. I just bought mine yesterday for my 15-inch retina MBP. I was forced to buy locally since the price in Amazon increased recently from $270 to $330. I just opted to pay in 12-month installments. haha.
     
  13. Sven

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    My 1 year warranty is expiring soon, any idea where to get the cheapest AppleCare for 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display? I just emailed BTB, I'm still awaiting replies.

    Can someone I know still get it from the edu store? :rolleyes:
     
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    This is definitely worth getting. I just had my 2013 Macbook Air's display and logic board replaced for free due to flickering issues.
     
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    +1. Mine is about to expire this December, hoping for a sale from btb or pmac. Tipid tipid din :)
     
  16. sidetracker

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    HI,

    I just purchased an Apple Care for my 13" MBP. But i keep getting errors when registering the product. Is it because the mbp is registered to the original owner? This is a second hand unit i bought from him but still under warranty until the 26th. What could be the problem?

    UPDATE: Already talked to customer support. Did the registering over the phone. Warranty extended!
     
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    Hi Sir Sven,

    I would like to know if you got your applecare from BTB? My mac's warranty will expire within the month that is why I am interested to know. Thanks in advance...
     
  18. dingasaur

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    May I ask if I can still avail of AppleCare if I had Windows installed via Bootcamp in my unit?
     
  19. raze19

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    I don't see any reason why you can't.
     
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    Installing Bootcamp doesn't void Apple warranty so you should be able to purchase one if you want. And as long as you're within the 1-year standard warranty, that is.
     
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