Apple Care Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Windows&Apple, Nov 3, 2013.


Apple Care Poll

Poll closed Nov 28, 2013.
  1. Replace the faulty component

    2 vote(s)
  2. Replace the motherboard

    2 vote(s)
  3. Replace the laptop

    2 vote(s)
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. Windows&Apple macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2013
    If I buy a rMBP and buy the Apple Care, and say.. in 2 years the battery starts failing, or the RAM/SSD get fried. So, if something that is either glued or soldered goes faulty, would Apple replace that component or will they have to replace the either logic board or would they replace the either laptop?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    A battery failing may of may not get replaced under AppleCare - it depends on how many charge cycles it had.

    The SSD just gets replaced.
    The battery and maybe one cover of the rMBP gets replaced if it's a battery replacement.
    The RAM dying (unlikely) would be a logic board replacement.
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  4. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    The entire top case is replaced, including touchpad, keyboard and battery.

    Logic board is replaced.

    SSD is replaced.

    The display assembly is the only part glued together. If the display, or any other part inside the display assembly fails, the whole assembly (including panel, top cover, antennas, hinges, webcam) is replaced.

    RAM, CPU and GPU are soldered to the logic board, so if any of those, or any other components on the logic board fail, the whole logic board is replaced.

    Fans, heatsink and AirPort/BT card can be replaced. Speakers, internal cabling(there isn't much of that) I/O board and DC-in board can be replaced.

    Generally all failed parts will be replaced. Only, if there are multiple failed parts, or multiple successive failures, will the whole laptop be replaced.

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