Battery Replacement Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ipodlover77, May 25, 2010.

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

    ipodlover77

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    okay guys, quick question. I realize the ipad battery replacement is 100 but will net you a brand new refurbished unit. My question is a two parter, one, if the battery dies inside the year, will you still be paying the 100 dollars to get your battery replaced? i mean, wouldnt it technically be covered in the warranty?

    second, won't people be able to abuse this? say a person gets scratches (but not enough to void the apple fine print where it says the ipad has to be in good condition) on the screen that irks them, couldnt they pay the 100 dollars to get it replaced for a new one?
     
  2. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Question 1: doubtful you'd have to pay, it should be covered by the 1 year warranty
    Question 2: it's for battery related issues. They'd be able to tell if the ipad's battery is fine
     
  3. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Question 2 - Certain individuals have already done that with iPhones ;)
     
  4. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ipodlover77

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    i mean, its different paying 200 to get a small device replaced compared to paying 100 to get a netbook sized device replaced.
     
  5. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ipodlover77

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    this is the part where i get confused. aren't there people who lie and say they have battery issues at times but can't replicate the issue? i know apple has the little machine to check it but then that leaves me to wonder what happens if you send it in. if you call in to get your ipad serviced, and they send you the refurb first, then you send in yours, if they see that your battery's fine would they just charge you the 106? (the replacement price) the reason i ask is because it seems TOO good to be true which this allows people (even me) to get it replaced for other issues if the battery is blamed.

    or would they charge you the full price of an ipad, even though you sent yours in?
     
  6. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Check the Apple site. They state that a replacement will be shipped within 3 days AFTER you send it. So they will certainly be checking your iPad to confirm that the battery is not charging BEFORE they send a replacement out:

    http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/service/battery/

    They're running a business and they pretty much have it figured out.

    Oh, and as far as advance replacement goes for warranty service, you need to submit a credit card for the replacement and you will be charged a replacement cost if the iPad has suffered user damage:

    "Apple will charge you the Replacement Value if (i) Apple does not receive your original iPad within 10 days of shipping the replacement to you, or (ii) Apple receives your original iPad, and determines that is ineligible for service under both the AppleCare Protection Plan AND Apple’s Out-of-Warranty (OOW) service.

    For example, an iPad that has failed due to liquid damage is ineligible for coverage under the AppleCare Protection Plan and Apple’s OOW service. Other failures including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications are also ineligible for coverage under the AppleCare Protection Plan and OOW service."
     

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