3month old MB, Apple Warranty?

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  1. esadb macrumors 65816

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    So last night my gfs 3month old macbook just doesnt want to boot up... It gets stuck at the Apple logo.

    She called Apple and they told her its a easy fix... but she would have to pay... WTF??

    Doesnt the macbook have a 1 year warranty like the iphones... No charge to get it repaired etc..

    Now there is no Apple store around here.. the guy seemed like a real d***.

    Any ideas what could be wrong with this? I just got her to boot using the disk and shes doing verify/repair permissions now..
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    All Macs come with 1-year warranty. Check that it has warranty left from here(it likely does but do it just to confirm so you can tell that guy that it has warranty left).

    Check this just in case it's not a hardware issue
     
  3. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well the repair permissions didnt seem to do anything..
     
  4. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So i got her to go into verbose mode.. and it shows disk0s2: I/O error

    What does that mean? HD kaput?
     
  5. Vikz macrumors regular

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    Yeap... Go to a reseller or apple store to get a new hard drive.
     
  6. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well we just ran repair disk.. and it said it repaired the macintosh hd volume, and something about boostrap.. It all was repaired.. Now i got her to reboot and do disk permissions one more time and then see if it loads into OSX.

    Im not there so im doing this over the phone.

    Also if it is the HD does Apple cover that?

    Yup no goo.. Still wont boot.

    So we checked her warranty online..

    And there is a green checkmark besides

    Repairs and Service Coverage: Active

    Your product is covered for eligible hardware repairs and service under Apple's Limited Warranty.
    Estimated Expiration Date: 27 May 2011


    Issue is, there is no Apple store close by..

    So now Apple is telling her its not hard drive issues.. They told her to completely wipe the hard drive..

    Like wtf.. Why cant she just get a replacement?

    What does this 1 year limited warranty cover exactly?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You shouldn't have a problem getting the disk replaced. Go ahead and wipe it and reinstall (or try to), but it's not likely to fix it. Then call again and if they give you trouble ask for a supervisor. You shouldn't have to argue about a HD for a 3 month old Mac; HDs do fail and it's no big deal to replace it.
     
  9. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to me like they were trying to give you (her) grief over the phone support. Yes, new Macs have a 1 year warranty, but Apple is stingy with phone support (only 90 days unless you buy AppleCare).
     
  10. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yah she doesnt want phone support, she just wants to replace her hard drive. I mean its a brand new mac..
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Take the MB to an Apple Store or authorized reseller. It's always easier to talk face to face and show the issues
     
  12. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    apple retail store, not phone support... that is what I would do...
     

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