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Andy348
Sep 2, 2009, 06:38 PM
A friend of mine agreed for a trade for my MacBook (2.1,120G,4G,refurb,white, still 1 month left warranty, applecare available) for his Unibook (2.0, 160G,2G, non-refurb, idk about warranty, bought around the time that unibooks came out) with $300 on my part. Tomorrow he is letting me take his MB home and check everything out before I give mine over with cash because I really don't know if I want to switch. I'll find out tomorrow.

But what should I check for? I know all the obvious ones like check all the ports work, etc, but for example, if I want to know if there is still warranty.. what do I do? Who do I call? Did the unibooks even come out less than a year ago? How do I find out this wasn't stolen off the back of a truck?!

Thanks



bionictony
Sep 2, 2009, 06:47 PM
run hardware check cd that came with the laptop.

jtibbitt
Sep 2, 2009, 06:59 PM
Good thinking. The first thing I'd do would be to ask your friend when and where he got it, and if he purchased the 3 year Applecare Warranty with it. A purchase receipt would answer some of your questions. The seller is responsible for transferring any existing warranty over to you. If your friend got the notebook from someone else, then ask him to find out the information you are looking for.

GfulDedFan
Sep 2, 2009, 07:14 PM
Did the unibooks even come out less than a year ago?

The Aluminum MacBook release date was October 14, 2008 so you have at least 6 weeks of warranty left.

You may want to look at battery cycles and see if you get good battery life.

Tharian
Sep 2, 2009, 08:58 PM
Try this first and see when your warranty runs out

https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

Then have him split the cost of Applecare with you if not already covering it.
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