iMac warranty question....

Ifti

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Dec 14, 2010
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I have a used iMac 3.06Ghz Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD.
Upon checking the serial it's a late 2009 model.
When checking the hardware support coverage on the Apple website, AppleCare expires n Feb 2015!

How can this be? I thought AppleCare extended from one year to 3 years, so even if the system was originally purchased in 2010, AppleCare should expire in 2013??
Are 5 year plans available??

Also, I understand AppleCare is tied to the machine rather then the user. Do I need to do anything to transfer this to myself, or can I leave it as it is and expect full warranty coverage until the end date?
 

Puevlo

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Oct 21, 2011
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Could be a refurbished model. I think some education contracts might be longer than 3 years as well.

You don't need to transfer the AppleCare ownership to yourself.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I have a used iMac 3.06Ghz Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD.
Upon checking the serial it's a late 2009 model.
When checking the hardware support coverage on the Apple website, AppleCare expires n Feb 2015!

How can this be? I thought AppleCare extended from one year to 3 years, so even if the system was originally purchased in 2010, AppleCare should expire in 2013??
Are 5 year plans available??
No, 5 year plans aren't available. Where did you buy it? From an individual, or from the Apple Refurb store?
Also, I understand AppleCare is tied to the machine rather then the user. Do I need to do anything to transfer this to myself, or can I leave it as it is and expect full warranty coverage until the end date?
No, you don't have to transfer the warranty. It follows the machine, no matter who owns it. Anyone can take the Mac to Apple for service. They will check the serial number to verify that computer is covered.
 

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