Firewire, Third-party Warranty.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silversyren, May 6, 2006.

  1. silversyren macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    This is probably a really obvious question but -- can an external hard drive using Firewire 400 plug into a Firewire 800 port?

    Does the Powerbook 1.67 15" only have a Firewire 800 port?

    If I buy a used laptop from a private party, just over a year old, I'm screwed getting AppleCare but are there any other reputable companies that offer a warranty?

    If you have a laptop, you pretty much NEED a warranty, right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You need an adapter.

    No. It has 1 Firewire 800 port and 1 Firewire 400 port.

    No one is going to give you a warranty on a laptop they didn't make. The the laptop does have AppleCare, you can have it transfered.

    No. That's a personal decision.
     
  3. silversyren thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, thanks for the fast reply.

    Glad to hear the Powerbook has a Firewire 400 port -- I was starting to regret not getting a triple interface on my external hard drive!

    I always thought if the year of complimentry applecare expired already, then you couldn't purchase the additional two years anymore?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That is correct.
     
  5. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    here in the uk i took out warranty for my ibook with mastercare very good and its £10 a month look on the net such after sales warranty companies exist
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't that more like insurance and not a warranty?
     
  7. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    literally the same they cover acidental damage as well bonus
     

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