Apple Care on my macbook.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marksandvig, May 7, 2009.

  1. marksandvig macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    This post is just a comment on how satisfied I am with my apple care warranty.

    I bought my macbook in the summer of '06... Original Core Duo. The other day I checked the status of my apple care warranty, and I found out that it expires in about a month. My screen has been flickering lately, and the camera hasnt worked in awhile either (Dont really use it.) So i took it in just to get fixed before the deadline.. They shipped it out to the repair facility, and I was suprised at how awesome of a job they did. They not only fixed the camera and inverter, they replaced almost all of the plastic on the laptop (Minus the bottom piece) including keyboard, bottom bezel (with mousepad) and top bezel. Plus a bunch of other things they thought were in need of repair such as my disk drive and various cables (hard drive cable). Feels like a new machine!

    Just a rant about how pleased I am with the ~$150 bucks i spent on it. Prior to this they even replaced my LCD (Granted, it started to bleed colors all over so they should of), power cord, and battery (Not dead from over-cycling, just a dead beat battery).
  2. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2008
    Wow, awesome service, very nice of Apple to replace all of those things for you.
  3. DarkVictory macrumors member

    May 5, 2009
    Does the macbook come with any kind of warranty if you don't buy the Applecare service?
  4. kindablue09 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    Yep. You have one year of hardware service and 90 days of phone support.
  5. DarkVictory macrumors member

    May 5, 2009
    So is it a better deal to buy AppleCare when the year is almost up? Or should I buy it along with my macbook? What do people usually do?
  6. Brycew macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    Honestly doesn't matter. I bought my three months later after I had some free cash. I'd do it now (If you have the money) just so that you don't forget. Peace of mind is worth the $200.00
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Just make sure you buy it in advance of your 1 year purchase anniversary.
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    It doesn't really matter as the cover is 3 years in total not from when you purchase the plan.

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