Applecare: G4 to Penryn?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jzj687, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. jzj687 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007

    Two questions:

    1) If one has an old PB G4 (covered by applecare) that becomes unusable, will it be reaplaced by a new Macbook?

    2)If one drops the abovementioned PB, which is subsequently ruined, is it covered by applecare/replaced?

  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    You are not _planning_ to drop your PowerBook, are you? :eek:
  4. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    1. YES!!
    2. i see where you're going with this!
    i'm reporting your IP address to steve right now!


    put your pB in an oven..
    450 C is enough for 15 min.
    well Done, it's not accidental damage.!

    i'm sure you'll be cooking a lot of parts inside!
    post some pix
  5. tip macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    If it's still covered by AppleCare, faulty parts will be replaced. Your laptop will not be replaced.

    No. AppleCare is not insurance. Accidental damage is not covered.
  6. Awimoway macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2002
    Too funny! If only the OP had said that it was "a friend" who had the old PB, I wouldn't have suspected a thing! :p

    It brings up an interesting point, however. Do you think Applecare is worth it? It doesn't cover accidental damage, which is by far the most common kind of damage.

    But how common is part failure after the first 90 days? If your Mac has a faulty part, isn't it highly likely the failure will manifest itself immediately, not spontaneously? I'm not saying spontaneous failures don't happen, but I'm wondering if they're frequency is so low that the Applecare isn't really worth it if money is tight.

    I bring this up because I'm upgrading from a 5-year-old G4 PowerMac to a Penryn MBP, and it alone is all I can afford right now. I've needed a more current pro-level computer for a while now, but money is tight, and I'm going without Applecare, which I used only once, for my PowerMac — within the first 90 days.
  7. comptr macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2007
    trust me apple care is worth it my macbook pro has been in the shop 6 times in the first year and 2 times after my original warranty was done and all I had was apple care. And now they are replacing the hole unit with a brand new base model penryn macbook pro.

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