+1 to Apple Care being AWESOME.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PeterQC, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

    PeterQC

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    Like many of you I had light bleed on my 15'' MacBook Pro, it was getting on my nerve, so I called Apple Care.

    I didn't even had to ask anything. I've just said that my screen was bad and that my back lighting wasn't consistent and she (the Apple Care consultant) settled a replacement right away. I was preparing myself to fight for it, since I've heard bad experience about some people having trouble with "Genius" and Apple Care and I was in no way wanting to take this laptop in for repairs since it was only 1 week old.

    It's coming in monday :D
     
  2. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    that's awesome, good for you. Apple Support is really good. I had battery issues and I called on a friday evening and by monday morning I had a new battery, and I just sent the old one and that was that.
    By the way, are you sending yours when the new one arrives? I've never known how it works when they send you a replacement.
     
  3. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have two choice.

    1) They send you a box and you ship your MacBook first

    OR

    2) They send you the MacBook AND the box at the same time and make a charge to your credit card waiting for the defective Machine. Once they receive it, they remove the charge.
     
  4. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm... when I had uneven backlight, they made me feel stupid and asked me to restart my computer.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    It'll happen. I'm known for doing things like that when it's busy, I ask the customer to do things that I know won't even fix the problem. Also, it's a nice way to start a conversation with the customer and waste even more time! :D
     
  6. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    That fixes it sometimes...
     
  7. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    Not when I explained that it was a hardware problem. The screen was like that since day 1, in OS X and in Windows in all applications.
     
  8. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Where? Montreal's Apple store or Carrefour Laval?
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Good to hear OP, congrats on your replacement. Some of us have had great experiences with AppleCare and we've also had some nightmares that have been shared with other MR members and guests. It's always good to hear about those great experiences.....:cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  10. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, they're pretty good. Yesterday afternoon I called about my MBP 15" battery (2 days shy of 1 year old) which was ranging between 72% and 82% capacity with 116 cycles. The guy put me on hold, and when he came back I had a replacement battery on the way. It got here this morning (priority overnight w/ Fedex.) I've got 10 days to return the old one (in their package, pre-paid.) I can't complain... it seems like they've got their system down pretty good. It kind of helps to have the good margins Apple does, or I can't see this kind of customer service happening.
     
  11. NightFox macrumors 68000

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    I had to return my Mac Pro a couple of months back as the graphics card fan had developed a whine - the exchange went very smoothly, but what topped it all was a call from Apple Care (UK) about a week later to check that everything was still OK and how was I getting along with my new one? And it wasn't just a "scripted" follow up call, it sounded more like a concerned friend calling me :)

    A1 Service.
     
  12. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the phone, Montreal is 3h of road and I have no car, not an option.
     
  13. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Two things.

    1. I thought it was against the rules, with the punishment of firing, for an Apple employee to post on boards like MacRumors? Obviously you know best but that's what I heard.


    2. How is that helpful when you're busy? Wouldn't it be better to solve the problem, that you know a restart won't help, and move on to the next customer? You don't make it clear, but do you at least actually solve the problem in the end?

    I'm sorry if I sound aggressive, it just hit a nerve. I'm sure you're an awesome person :)

    Cheers.
     
  14. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Relax dude... He was tired and needed a break like everyone. :eek:
     
  15. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You do realize he was joking?
     
  16. NightFox macrumors 68000

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    I don't think he said he was an Apple employee
     
  17. Timur macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but not so in Germany. They've got no genies here and all you hear from phone support when you're calling for specific problems is to "Write an email to feedback@apple.com". (Yes, they tell that to non-english speaking people, too). They are helpful and nice, but I have yet to get even a single ticket number and technical assistance for a whole couple of issues I'm having.
     
  18. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've received confirmation that my new MBP is in transit... form Shanghai, China. This is the first time Apple send me something which will not be shipped by Purolator but by FedEx. I hope I won't receive the computer too late, since I need to send it back to Apple by the 29 and transfer my stuff over the new computer.
     
  19. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just an update about the computer.

    Got the computer. The backlighting is WORST then what I had with my current one.

    Look like this one is going away too.
     
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Thats what we call Apple Quality, something Windows customer surely want and crave.


    A crap. Well, don't surrender, you will get the perfect machine! I have read many stories here that end well.
     
  21. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IT really getting on my nerve now. It seems EVERY Apple products I brought have some kind of defects, except my iPod Nano 2G.

    -Apple earphones: Wire stripped, unusable. Twice. (And lost one, but not Apple fault)
    -iPod Docking Cable: One of the face of the iPod male port broken and fallen.
    -First batch Unibody MacBook 2,4 GHz: Slanted keys, one broken key, top case replaced, having dodgy performances issue until I reinstalled OSX.
    -Apple Remote: Menu button and forward/previous button aren't working anymore, only play and volume.
    -Apple keyboard: Some keys are squicking for no reason.
    -First MacBook Pro: Uneven Backlighting.
    -Second MacBook Pro: Worst Backlighting.

    I simply love Apple product, and certainly can't live without OSX as I need it for school, but all those little defects... What would you do? Ask for some kinds of compensations?
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    After a 2nd replacement I think hinting would be best choice. I mean a wireless mighty mouse is always great.:cool:
     

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