Apple Care

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    So... I'm cheap and didn't buy apple care when I got my macbook last year. My plan is to not buy it until something goes wrong with my computer (if it does). Is there anything wrong with doing this?

    p.s. I know that the extra 2 years of apple care doesn't start from when I buy apple care, rather it just gets tacked on to the 1 year warrenty.

    thanks,
    Trevor
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    You can only buy and activate AppleCare while your MB is still under its one year warranty.
     
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    and it starts form the day you bought it ....
     
  4. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    NO... apple care starts after your 1 year warranty is up adding 2 years.
    Three years total. It doesnt matter if you activate it the day you bought your computer or the day the warranty expires.
     
  5. theman macrumors 6502a

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    i think he means the free year starts when you buy it.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Partly correct. The warranty part of Applecare starts when the original warranty is up. The phone support part starts 90 days after you purchase your Mac or the day you purchase Applecare, whichever is later.
     

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