about applecare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airfang, May 27, 2007.

  1. airfang macrumors regular

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    My old man asked me to give him my new MacBook Pro, which I just bought a month ago. The good news is I get to use it for the 3 month during my stay in China, and I can buy myself another one (probably an upgraded one XD) when I go back to the States.

    But I haven't bought AppleCare for this MBP yet, so I wanna ask what's inside the AppleCare package? Some kind of activation key? or a software? Can I buy it in the States and use it to activate warranty of the machine in China?

    Thanks
     
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    The box is just a card that has an authorization number (like a serial number) for the warranty. You call apple and give them that number and the serial number of your MBP and they basically "connect" the two in their system.

    I don't know whether you have to purchase applecare in the same country as your computer purchase. Call apple, they'll have a quick answer for you.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Not for Apple's notebooks or the Mac Mini because they're both considered portables, their AppleCare coverage is international. :)
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    AppleCare needs to be purchased in the same country as the computer. There are many differences between countries in how they view warranties purchased elsewhere -- even from the same company. If purchased in the same country, the support travels with you wherever you go.
     
  5. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    just to note that I bought the MBP in the States also.
     

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