Applecare on the MacBook

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  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I called Applecare today to see about adding my MacBook to the program. My MacBook is a 2.16 Rev C that is 18 months old according to coconut battery. They advised it had never had applecare on it (which I knew), but said it was not eligible to be added to the MacBook because it was not done before the original applecare expired. Was this always the case? Just curious. Semi-retarded that you can't purchase a MacBook used and add applecare to it.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Applecare must be added within 1 year of original purchase. You can't add it after that. If you bought it used and added the Applecare within the first year, you wouldn't have had a problem.
     
  3. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    You have one year to add applecare to it, that is when the original warranty expires. You could always see if you could add a BB warranty to it, or add it wherever you bought it from. However, most places will not allow you to add a warranty after the date of purchase
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ... apple care is a business and they won't let potential harmful sales of apple care hurt their business...

    You break your apple computer, sell it to your friend for a buck so he can buy apple care and fix it for you... why would apple allow that to happen...
     
  5. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is a cop out. Anyway my question is answered, thanks. :)
     

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