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Old Nov 19, 2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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iBook as gift, AppleCare as well?

Hi, I'll make this an easy Q...my aunt just bought an iBook for my uncle when she was out of town for an early Christmas gift. My grandma bought my uncle AppleCare, so will he have a hard time trying to register the iBook and then enrolling in the AppleCare (yes my gram bought an enrollment box)? I ask since I've always bought AppleCare at the same time from the same store so I'm not sure about the answer. Thanks for any help
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I've never done it myself... but I assume that it is meant to be compatible this way as well.

I think your uncle should have no problems enrolling in AppleCare even if it was purchased separately and at a different time.
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I've never done it myself... but I assume that it is meant to be compatible this way as well.

I think your uncle should have no problems enrolling in AppleCare even if it was purchased separately and at a different time.
Thanks you always seem to have the answer for me
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Old Nov 20, 2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Hi, I'll make this an easy Q...my aunt just bought an iBook for my uncle when she was out of town for an early Christmas gift. My grandma bought my uncle AppleCare, so will he have a hard time trying to register the iBook and then enrolling in the AppleCare (yes my gram bought an enrollment box)? I ask since I've always bought AppleCare at the same time from the same store so I'm not sure about the answer. Thanks for any help
Should be easy to register. All you need to do is go to Apple's Support website with the Serial number of the iBook and the Register number in the Applecare box. And register the Applecare to that particular iBook.
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I always wait for the 90 Days of free tech support runs out and then buy AppleCare for my Macs. I bought my iPod Mini last October, and I waited all the way up until this past September to get AppleCare for it and everything went through very smooth, no problems at all. You have until the original warranty runs out to get/register AppleCare with a particular Apple product. Also note that the AppleCare will cover things like the Mighty Mouse, Apple keyboards, AirPort Extreme/Express Base Stations, iLife '05 help, Mac OS X help, and any other thing Apple Branded that you can plug in or install on that iBook.
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Thanks for the replies since all my AppleCare purchases were done by the store I bought my Macs at and never had to "enroll" them in AppleCare
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I always wait for the 90 Days of free tech support runs out and then buy AppleCare for my Macs. I bought my iPod Mini last October, and I waited all the way up until this past September to get AppleCare for it and everything went through very smooth, no problems at all. You have until the original warranty runs out to get/register AppleCare with a particular Apple product. Also note that the AppleCare will cover things like the Mighty Mouse, Apple keyboards, AirPort Extreme/Express Base Stations, iLife '05 help, Mac OS X help, and any other thing Apple Branded that you can plug in or install on that iBook.
If I don't have Apple Care on my iBook and I get a mighty mouse (and say it breaks) will I be able to get it fixed/replaced? My computer is still under the year old, so I should be able to right? The mighty mouse doesn't carry a warranty of it's own? What if you're NOT using it on a Mac?
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If I don't have Apple Care on my iBook and I get a mighty mouse (and say it breaks) will I be able to get it fixed/replaced? My computer is still under the year old, so I should be able to right? The mighty mouse doesn't carry a warranty of it's own? What if you're NOT using it on a Mac?

The Mighty Mouse has a 1yr warranty of its own. ALL Apple products carry at least a 1 yr warranty. Then if you have AppleCare on your iBook, you will get an extra 2 years of warranty on that iBook from what I understand.
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Old Nov 21, 2005, 02:08 AM   #9
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id recommend gion about 7 months into your 1 year warranty then getting the apple care...or even procare...it never hurts to have the best warranty...i had a lemon pb 1.5ghz, and apple replaced it with a brand new revision one for me!
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id recommend gion about 7 months into your 1 year warranty then getting the apple care...or even procare...it never hurts to have the best warranty...i had a lemon pb 1.5ghz, and apple replaced it with a brand new revision one for me!
If you know you want AppleCare, there is no benefit to waiting other than postponing the purchase. Of course, you do risk the price going up.

I always purchase my AppleCare from Small Dog or other retailer that offer a lower price than Apple. No problem registering it.
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