Apple Care was Clutch!

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  1. RoastingPig, Aug 3, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013

    RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
  2. fungus macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2008
    So nice when it works out like this, although there are just as many stories (or more, given how the intarwebs like to complain) about "my <apple product> died 20 days after my warranty/applecare expired and I'm so screwed and pissed :mad:".

    I've been lucky like you. In the past year I've had my classic (non-unibody) MBP's GPU fry 17 days before the end of the 1 year NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT warranty extension last fall. This spring my iPhone's sleep/wake button stopped working and I got it replaced with a shiny new (refurb) unit... want to guess when? Yes, 17 days before the end of my Applecare. I'm thinking about setting Calendar reminders for all of my remaining in-warranty devices to remind me when T-17 days is approaching so I plan my trips to the Apple Store :rolleyes:
  3. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    I just bought AppleCare for a 2102 hex core - for exactly this reason. You can never tell what's going to happen down the road. Cheap insurance.
  4. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Great story. I have a new mac pro but not applecare. I have until next Feb to purchase it. I guess I better put that on my calendar.
  5. Frost7 macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2012
    Republic of Texas
    I've had it go both ways... I had an 8600M GT MacBook Pro failure last year literally 3 months after the extended warranty ended. Cost me $300.

    OTOH, my PowerMac G5 Quad's power supply blew a capacitor and Apple covered the $1000 repair four years out of warranty in summer of 2010. They've got a long line of good will from me for that one.
  6. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Great to hear the good stories. I have been in your shoes. Had my 2011 27" iMac replaced after many problems with it. Gave me a BTO late 2012 iMac with all the extras for, as they said, my inconvenience.

    Too many bad stories, which makes people think Apple is all bad sometimes. Not always bad though.
  7. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    Checkout the price at B&H Photo rather than Apple. You'll save.
  8. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    +1 on buying AppleCare from B&H Photo ... great prices!

    I have seen many posts from users who have upgraded their Mac computers and then needed AppleCare service. Many were pleased to have the warranty work completed since their upgrade/mods weren't the source-of or contribute-to the problem, especially if the work was performed by a Apple Certified repair shop rather than an official Apple Store. Of course, nobody expects AppleCare to cover non-oem parts or modifications.

    If a Mac Pro were to be upgraded to faster CPU chips, would buying AppleCare be at all useful for covering the remainder of the machine, or would one be totally out of warranty for this kind of upgrade (i.e. motherboard issues not related to the slide-out processor tray)?

    Any experience or comments? :)

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