Are mice covered by Apple Care?

alexh123drum

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Jul 23, 2009
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So I have new macbook pro with apple bought probably 3 months ago, and I also have an old apple mouse (its wired USB, but new enough to be a laser rather than ball)

The mouse is now faulty and I don't have the receipt as it was so long ago, do you think I could get a replacement with apple care?

Cheers
 

iBookG4user

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AppleCare would only cover it through the MacBook Pro's AppleCare if it were bought at the same time. So, I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
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-Ryan-

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No. Mice have a 1 year warranty, or a 3 year warranty if they come with an iMac/are bought with another Mac that has Applecare.
 
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GoCubsGo

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I dunno iBookG4user, I read the warranty much differently than you did.

LIMITED WARRANTY – APPLE ACCESSORY
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS


Your APPLE hardware product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase. If a defect exists, Apple, at its option and to the extent permitted by law will (1) repair the product at no charge using new or refurbished parts, (2) exchange the product with a functionally equivalent product that is new or refurbished, or (3) refund the original purchase price. This warranty excludes damage resulting from abuse, accident, modifications or other causes that are not defects in materials and workmanship.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW APPLE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR SERVICE OF THE PRODUCT. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES DESCRIBED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES, AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL, WRITTEN, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW APPLE DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF IMPLIED WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, THEN SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Any recovery is limited to the original purchase price. No other person is authorized to modify this limited warranty, and your seller is solely responsible for any other warranties.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or exclusions of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. To obtain warranty service, contact Apple using the information described at www.apple.com/support/country. Proof of purchase may be required to verify eligibility. For product originally purchased in the U.S.A, Apple is Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 . For product originally purchased in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Apple is Apple Sales International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Republic of Ireland. For all other countries, Apple is described at www.apple.com/legal/warranty. For customers in Spain and France please review your statutory rights at www.apple.com/legal/warranty.
 
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iBookG4user

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I dunno iBookG4user, I read the warranty much differently than you did.
It sounded as though the OP wanted to try to piggyback on recently buying a MacBook Pro to get a replacement for a faulty older mouse rather than use the old mouse's (presumably) expired AppleCare. At least that's what I read it as.
 
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alexh123drum

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Jul 23, 2009
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Thanks everyone for your responses. The mouse is older than one year, and wasn't purchased with applecare. Its from an old mac mini set up I had years ago. I just wondered if I could try and get a magic mouse for free!

Guess I'll have to fork out, cheers guys
 
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MTI

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Apple Care coverage, they type you subsequently purchase, can cover computer peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, AES, Time Capsule . . . if the peripheral is still within warranty when the Apple Care additional coverage is purchase for an Apple computer.

Since the additional Apple Care coverage for the computer can only be bought before the expiration of the standard Apple warranty, the time overlap isn't very much for peripherals purchased before or after the new computer purchase.
 
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kap09

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Jun 10, 2009
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Apple Care coverage, they type you subsequently purchase, can cover computer peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, AES, Time Capsule . . . if the peripheral is still within warranty when the Apple Care additional coverage is purchase for an Apple computer.

Since the additional Apple Care coverage for the computer can only be bought before the expiration of the standard Apple warranty, the time overlap isn't very much for peripherals purchased before or after the new computer purchase.
The coverage isn't as limited as you described. I recently had my 802.11g airport fail (ufo style, circa 2004) fail and took it in to the genius bar. I was offered a replacement unit under the applecare I'd purchased on my June 09 MBP.
 
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