Applecare: MA515LL/A v. M8853LL/B

BentwoodBlue

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What is the difference between the two types of Applecare? It looks like they are both for MBP but on a site I was looking at they are priced different.
Will either work?

Thanks,
Michael
 

Trepex

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What is the difference between the two types of Applecare? It looks like they are both for MBP but on a site I was looking at they are priced different.
Will either work?

Thanks,
Michael
MA515LL/A is the one I got and what Apple sells. No idea what the other one is.
 
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Hockeypuck

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Sep 29, 2006
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I know there are Mail-In/Carry-in Applecare plans, and Onsite plans. Maybe the more expensive is the onsite plan, where you can get your computer fixed at your house.

However, there aren't many parts that apply to laptops in the Onsite warranty.
 
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jaw04005

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I know there are Mail-In/Carry-in Applecare plans, and Onsite plans. Maybe the more expensive is the onsite plan, where you can get your computer fixed at your house.

However, there aren't many parts that apply to laptops in the Onsite warranty.
There are NOT multiple plans of "consumer" AppleCare. All iMac, Power Mac and Mac Pro AppleCare plans offer on-site (if you are located within 50 miles of an Apple Service Provider) and carry-in Apple Store/Service Provider support.

PowerBook, iBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro AppleCare plans offer mail-in or carry-in Apple Store/Service Provider support.

M8853LL/B appears to be an older, retail version of AppleCare. This happens periodically as Apple updates the packaging and included TechTool disc. As far as your warranty is concerned, there is no difference.

By the way, TechTool is also available for APP members via download on Apple's Web site.
 
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