Apple Care for Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NoShoreGuy, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of a good place to get apple care for the macbook air cheap???

    Thanks!
     
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    bowlerman625

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    I've used eBay to buy AppleCare. The pricing is very competitive.
     
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    appleguy123

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    Don't buy AppleCare on eBay unless you can get the box.
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Even that is not good anymore since Apple may ask for proof of purchase and a receipt from eBay auction is not accepted. Amazon is a good place if you are looking for cheap, yet legit AC.
     
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    EDU in UK comes at no extra cost. Custom 3 year agreement, no phone support. Store people see no difference - treat as a full AppleCare. Just ask for it when making a purchase - as part of the sale deal.

    ~ Andrei.
     
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    I would be interested to know this as well.
     
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    As would I.
     
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    I found this interesting:

    Notebook Owners
    Your one-year warranty includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. You can extend your replacement coverage for a defective battery to three years from the date of your notebook purchase with the AppleCare Protection Plan. However, the AppleCare Protection Plan for notebook computers does not cover batteries that have failed or are exhibiting diminished capacity except when the failure or diminished capacity is the result of a manufacturing defect. Apple offers a battery replacement service for MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro notebooks with built-in batteries. You can purchase replacement batteries for late models of Apple notebooks directly from the Apple Store.


    So what constitutes defective. Is there are criteria for measuring this that is disclosed or it it up to the repair tech?

    The way I view this is that it essentially means 99.99% of the time the battery is not covered.
     
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    http://www.interrupt19.com/2009/02/09/apple-laptop-battery-defective/

    That article provides some insight. In general, it has to be clearly defective before Apple will replace it. For current Macs it is 1000 cycles until it should drop below 80% but of course, Apple won't replace it if it has 999 cycles and it is at 79%.
     
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    I would say Education discount as well b/c its the most reliable and trustable and real one out there.
     

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