APP Dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by ms_chel, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. ms_chel

    ms_chel Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    makati
    I have a macbook that had apple care til november..
    It really slept my mind to get a new one before the plan ended.
    is there anything I can do? :(
     
  2. fcdiesta

    fcdiesta PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    735
    You can only apply for AppleCare once to extend the one-year limited warranty by two more years. After that, there really is no other warranty you can buy to cover your Mac.
     
  3. deepblue

    deepblue Active Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    0
    don't fret. there is no problem, really.

    if you got applecare for your macbook once already, and the november (2008?) above is the 3rd birthday of your mac -- then you cannot extend the warranty further. three years warranty (1 year standard + 2 years APP) is the most anyone can get.

    on the contrary you should smile, your mac has made it this far :)
     
  4. wuyckie

    wuyckie Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Manila
    guys, do you think APP really important? is anyone got problem after the 1yrs warranty runs out?
     
  5. francis79

    francis79 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Quezon city
    yes it's important in my opinion, my macbook is at it's 19th month approximately...
    so far, my topcase has been replaced twice, and the fan assembly once.
     
  6. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
    Staff Member Chairman

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    1,328
    APP is a case-to-case basis. The following can happen:

    1. You buy APP. You end up using it. (sulit!)
    2. You buy APP. You end up not needing it. (oh well, small price to pay for peace of mind ;))
    3. You buy APP. It 'expires'. Then, your Mac breaks down 2 days after. :p
    4. You don't buy APP. Your Mac lasts 4-5 years without having to visit a service center. (lucky you)
    5. You don't buy APP. Your Mac breaks down and you end up wishing you bought APP.

    In the end, it's all up to you. (and a matter of budget as well, for some.)
     
  7. wuyckie

    wuyckie Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Manila
    I do have a imac. do you think the repair cost of imac is expensive?
    this is my first mac product.
     
  8. wuyckie

    wuyckie Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Manila
    Thank you Johannes.
    i do know now.
     
  9. bad_boy

    bad_boy Watching Your Language
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Manila
    Reading this might help :)
     
  10. Psynic

    Psynic Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Quezon City
    APP for an iMac is approximately P9,000 SRP. You should be able to find it even cheaper with some hunting :)

    Logic board, LCD and other similar repairs all run upwards of P9,000 to repair.

    That being said, P9,000 divided by 24 months additional coverage equals a mere P375 per month. Think of it as giving up 3 Starbucks Frappes a month for peace of mind and it becomes a no-brainer :)
     
  11. Psynic

    Psynic Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Quezon City
    Seeing as how you have a Santa Rosa Macbook 2.2GHz, I assume you were still on your first year of warranty and were thus, eligible for APP. Unfortunately, Apple is pretty strict about extending your warranty with APP before the original 1st lapses. Sorry, but I'm pretty sure you're out of luck.
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!