applecare

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zodiaque, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. zodiaque macrumors member

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    is the battery covered under applecare?i have a early2009 15" mbp and my battery reports it needs service. I have applecare but wonder if it covers the battery.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    The battery is covered if it is defective but not if the problem is just normal wear and tear. Apple recommends that you let the battery discharge completely at least once a month to keep it in best shape. If in the two years you owned the machine you have only done this once or twice, or 600 times, or the battery only charges to 89%, Apple will probably call this normal wear. If, on the other hand, the battery does not charge or discharges rapidly, Apple might say the battery is defective and replace it.

    The only way to know for sure is to call Applecare.
     
  3. zodiaque thread starter macrumors member

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    well if i click on the small battery in the right upper corner it displays "service required". and in belgium its 3 years of warranty for a macbookpro under applecare.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    As stated, batteries are only covered for defects, not for normal wear or misuse. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     

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