AppleCare name change...

pramaprow

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2010
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Thailand
Hi...

I'm buy my friend's MacBook Pro and it has the three year extended AppleCare warranty...my question is: will it still be valid after changing hands, and can I change the name on the warranty to mine?...

Thank you...
 

G-Mo

macrumors 6502
Nov 6, 2010
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Auckland, NZ
AppleCare is tied to the machine's serial number not a person... You don't need to do anything (except maybe add the machine to your support profile if you fancy).
 

jimthing

macrumors 65816
Apr 6, 2011
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London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
Yes. AC allows for ONE name change, per policy, as per the AC T&C's.

Read them. Then phone AC to get it done, with the T&C cite to hand in case you get a dumb AC rep on the phone who doesn't know their own T&C policy documentation correctly.

...obviously, your FRIEND will have to do this, as it's his/her policy until they move it over to your name.
 

Lunfai

macrumors 65816
Nov 21, 2010
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Sheffield
You can do it by email too, just needs proof of purchase and I did it around 2 hours with an email confirmation telling me a need coverage certificate was being mailed to new owner. ^^

Hope this helps. The email is somewhere on the Apple site explaining transfership.