How long does Apple keep replacement parts?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DoNoHarm, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2008
    For those of us who bought a Macbook Pro Classic, is there any risk that the failure of one of the components of our MBP's will result in a swap with a new MBP? Lets say 2 years and 11 months from now the Gfx card fails, can Apple swap the computer with the newer model if they run out of replacement parts? Has this ever happened to anyone?
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Apple can do whatever it wants. Read the fine print. The can repair or replace, whatever suits it best. There is no defined time Apple keeps parts around. A lot of it depends on how long the OEMs keep parts around or make them. I have heard of times when Apple has given owners store credit in lieu of making repairs. I can't say how common it is.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Apple declare machines out of support every so often. Normally machines are over 5 years old when this happens...

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