How Do I Get A Warranty After 1 Year?

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  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

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    My initial 1 year warranty on my iMac has expired. How do I buy the extended warranty at this late stage?

    Normally you need to buy the Applecare plan during your first year.

    I let that slip.

    What options do I have left?

    JH
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    How long has it been?
    You may be able to slide a few days if you get someone in a good mood

    Basically you are SOL

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can't. Unless you can find a third-party warranty, but you'll have to seek service through them, not Apple.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can always get insurance outside of apple as well
     
  5. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, Its been a couple of months since the warranty expired.

    If I buy an Applecare plan on ebay, does that work like the original? Meaning, can I only buy it if within the first year of the Warranty?

    Who else offers Apple Specific Warranty and are good at repairing stuff?

    JH
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nope to eBay
    You are SOL at this point for warranty

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  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    1. Sell your machine.
    2. Buy a new one.
    3. Frakkin' use ical to set a reminder to buy applecare before the year expires this time.
     
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    Unfortunately, you have to buy Applecare at any time within the initial year of warranty, and you can buy it right up to the last day, but not a minute after that.

    If the warranty had expired by a few days, someone at Apple might have been flexible on the issue; however, I doubt such flexibility applies when the warranty has lapsed for a few months. So, in short, to answer your question, unfortunately, you don't. Feel free to ask at an Apple store, but I doubt you'll get a satisfactory outcome.

    Cheers
     
  10. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry man out of luck you just goota hope nothing happens to your mac or you'll have to shell out a chunk of change..
     
  11. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    :( I guess I'll have to look at alternate companies for warranty.

    Any good ones who actually do what they say?

    I'm in the UK.

    My CD/DVD drive is already playing up.

    JH
     
  12. jay1118 macrumors member

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    The good people on this forum pointed out to me quickly the 1 year timeframe for Applecare so wen i bought my first macbook pro i bought applecare bc i knew i would forget.

    I think you are out of luck bro.
     
  13. arnette macrumors 6502

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    You can get computer-specific insurance through your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy. That's your best alternative.
     
  14. Ripmax2000 macrumors regular

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    I know a way that worked for a friend of mine.

    He bought Apple Care on ebay, but instead of registering online (which would not have worked after 1 year) he called up Apple Care and told them that he bought the Applecare with the computer and didn't realize he was supposed to register it. He just gave them the code and serial number and they registered it for him.

    Not saying it would work, but it did for him.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think that will cover repairs, only replacement.
     
  16. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Looks to me like the OP needs some repairs and now wants to get insurance. It doesn't work that way. You usually buy applecare before you need repairs, not after.
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    check your credit card, you may already have a warranty extension.
     
  18. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    Applecare is no longer an option. Your best bet would be third party insurance. I remember someone posted a thread said State Farm offers insurance on Mac.
     
  19. islandman macrumors 6502

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    Are you serious? Someone I know is thinking of doing this.
     
  20. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Luckily, you have an iMac. At least they just sit on a desk. I'd be more concerned if it was a laptop......
     
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  22. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anything like Squaretrade in the UK?
     
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  24. drossad macrumors regular

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    That's risky. If it doesn't work then you are out the money you paid for the policy on ebay and stuck with no Applecare on your computer.

    Maybe you could resell the code on ebay.
     
  25. mpopkin macrumors 6502

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    Not possible in reality, in luck maybe, you would have to reach the dumbest applecare associate in the world, as if you buy applecare with the computer for the last five years at least, it is automatically registered, and the representatives know it, that rep probably does not have a job anymore if that was true.
     

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