Applecare timing & graphics card upgrades

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by kuyu, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. kuyu macrumors 6502a

    kuyu

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    I am going to buy a 12 inch powerbook as soon as I can get the money together. My question is this: DO I have a whole year to buy the AppleCare warranty, or do I have to buy it at the time of purchase?

    If I can buy it during the first year, I'll be able to get my new toy a few months sooner.

    One more thing... Is there anyway to upgrade pbook graphics cards? I would love to have a 64 ddr card instead of the stock 32.
     
  2. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    You can purchase Applecare up to a year after purchasing the computer. One thing to remember, though, is that the free phone support only lasts 90 days.....hardware warrenty is 1 year though.

    Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure laptop videocards are integrated onto the motherboard.
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    i think videocards are soldered on the mobo too. you'd have to be one daring technician to try to replace that...

    funny you asked about applecare on the same post. if you open up your PB and try to replace the videocard, you will, of course, void the original warranty and the applecare. :D
     

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