Applecare Question

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  1. CatsEyes macrumors newbie

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    I was at CompUSA today and they had the AppleCare Protection Plans at 70% off so I bought one for my mac pro. My question is will the plan part# M8850LL/A (Power Mac w/apple display) work for my Mac Pro?

    I did find something on a website that said that plan part# MA516LL/A has replaced the part number of the one I purchased, but just want to make sure it will work..

    Thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Chances are at that price as part of the closing out sale, you won't be able to return it regardless.

    You can now:
    Try to activate it for your MP
    Try to sell it on eBay/Craigslist/etc.

    Do you want/need AppleCare? You probably do, so call Apple to see what they say.

    Are new PowerMacs even available for purchase anymore?
     
  3. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they sell it for users who want to refresh their support, add on more years.. ? Or maybe Compusa just wanted to get rid of them.
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    You can't add on more years.
     
  5. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    what happens when your current applecare runs out? You can't purchase another 3 years?? You have to buy a new computer? Are you sure....
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    First off...Apple Care extends coverage 2 years, not 3. And no, you cannot purchase Apple Care more than once for a specific computer. You don't need to buy a new computer, it just will no longer be covered under Apple Care.
     
  7. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    oh. thats odd. why can't you cover your computer longer than the three years? yes I know it extends it 2 yrs, but you get a total of 3..
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    dude...

    Yes, Apple turns your 90 days of phone support and one year of product support into three years of each, effectively adding two years of product support and 33 months of phone support.

    Applecare is ONLY effective for that period of time. After it runs out, you can't extend the coverage beyond three years from the purchase date of the computer.
     
  9. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    hmm. I never knew that, so do you have to pay for phone support past that date? I mean I understand the warranty part, but phone support?
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    Yep. I think they figure after three years, most computers will cost more to fix than they are worth.

    I've purchased Applecare on every mac I've owned, and any problems have ALWAYS been in the first year. I've had one Mac die on me, my G3 iMac DV from 1999, but that thing was more than worth the $1100 I spent on it back then.
     
  11. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    yeah, thats a good point. Well good thing we've got Macrumors for support after 3 yrs :p
     
  12. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    One way to find out for sure eh? 1-800-MY-APPLE.
     
  13. jfull15 macrumors 6502

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    in isn't it 1-800-APL-CARE ?
     
  14. CatsEyes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will call Apple to find out if the AppleCare I purchased will work with my Mac Pro.. Thanks
     
  15. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Well. did it work?
     

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