AppleCare expires

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Badrottie, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    What will you guys do when your AppleCare expired? Buy a new MacBook or pray it will not be broken? Mine is going to expires next year so should I worry later on? :apple:
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I use the computer unless I need something faster, and then I sell it and buy something new.
     
  3. duervo macrumors 68000

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    I usually book an apt at the Apple Store and bring it in a couple weeks before it expires for a checkup, especially if I've never taken advantage of the AppleCare on it before.

    The last MBP I had, I brought it in a week before AC expired, and they replaced the battery ... No charge (no pun intended.) Genius said that since I took great care of it, and hadn't brought it in for anything, they had no problem giving me a fresh battery for free.
     
  4. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Is this also possible (and for free?) if it is just under the 'normal' warranty? Just wondering since mine will expire next month.
     
  5. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    Can you just make a Genius Bar appointment for a simple checkup ? So to speak...without an actual reason ( defect , problem etc.) ?
    If true this would be really nice ...then I would probably do the same before my apple care expires.
     
  6. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Seriously doubt it. I paid for AC to extend the warranty to 3yrs from date of purchase. Even then, the Genius was under no obligation whatsoever to do what she did. Any such move on their part is entirely at their discretion, and probably shouldn't be assumed to be the norm.

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    I don't know if they frown upon it. I just walked in with it in my backpack, went up to a blue shirt, and asked if they had any openings. (Had to wait about an hour for next slot.) When asked what the purpose was, I told them what was up: AppleCare about to expire in a couple weeks, and I'd like them to have a final look at it in case anything needs to be fixed while I can still get it fixed for free.

    Staff at the place I go to are pretty easy going though, so YMMV.
     
  7. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    I did the same with my early 2011 Macbook Pro. No issues and they told me it was a smart idea as after a few weeks any problems cropping up would be out of pocket. I say go do it and get it looked at.
     
  8. GoofyCyborg macrumors member

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    I have only had my MacBook Pro for the best part of three weeks so I'm covered until 2018. I won't be panicking when the time comes and it expires though, if it breaks it breaks. Fingers and toes crossed that it continues to work for years to come. :D
     
  9. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I used my mid-2009 MBP for over a year after AC expired. It helped that my local Geniuses gave me some free repairs on a recurring issue. Unfortunately I got tired of daily crashes and bought a late-2013 rMBP. After a year and a half, I still have yet to take it in for anything. We'll see how the next year and a half goes. I expect that with my daily use being less and fewer moving parts, I will hopefully get longer than four years out of this machine. I should say that the 09 is still going as a secondary machine that can't leave the house anymore.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Computers don't have an expiry date like food does. Just because it is out of warranty doesn't mean it's going to die soon.

    I keep my computers until A. they no longer meet my needs or B. croak. Whichever comes first.
     
  11. Badrottie thread starter Suspended

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    The reason I asked because I am unemployed and hard to find a job because nobody wants to hire deaf people to work so I don't have money to replace rMBP when AppleCare expired and then rMBP died later on. :apple:
     
  12. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Should work for years to come. I have an old mac G4 which my employer bought in the nineties. Its still working fine, although a bit slow.
     

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