Is accident covered in the 1 Yr Warranty (MBP)?

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  1. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    So, I was using my early 2008 MBP in the computer lab at school this morning and it got nudged off the table and dented the corner with the slot load bay. I thought I was going to die. It still works normally except with a huge dent.

    I bought it in June 2008 so it's still covered in Warranty.

    Is THAT covered under that 1 yr warranty?
     
  2. misterpasta macrumors member

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    You Know

    You're a regular. You know the answer to this. Poor try just to make a thread and 'hear' yourself
     
  3. stonewall123 macrumors newbie

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    NOPE. And neither will Applecare... Kind of a shame because the most frequent problem with the portables is that they get dropped or bumped etc .... and those aluminum shells are deceptively fragile. My wife and I both have damaged ours and we both use padded bags.
     
  4. goinskiing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did know the answer, I just wanted to reaffirm the grim sucky reality.

    I think I'll just go throw up now...
     
  5. Pika macrumors 68000

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    The answer is NO.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Did you check home content insurance?
     
  7. goinskiing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it was bought on my mother's credit card and they own a home.

    My wife and I rent and have no such insurance.
     
  8. goinskiing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I called into the local repair shop and they said it would be $250. There goes the new HD I was saving up for...

    How would I check the home content insurance?
     
  9. Pika macrumors 68000

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    That's the cost for a new aluminum plate. They only gonna replace the case, the interior will stay.
     
  10. goinskiing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Neither Apple or AppleCase will cover the dent, but the rest of the system should still be covered assuming they don't decide the accident was at fault. I know someone who had dropped it on that corner ( closed so the screen corner has a dent too ) a while a go and recently they swapped out the optical drive without giving her a lot of flack.

    So it's not the end of the world.
     
  12. goinskiing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, $250 still sucks, but it still works fine (from what I can tell) and I guess it could have been worse.

    Just don't drop your MBP, the aluminum WILL bend.
     
  13. Pika macrumors 68000

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    You should have bought a case in the first place. :mad:
     
  14. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    It was noted it fell off a desk whilst in use, how would a case help with that?
     
  15. goMac macrumors 603

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    Don't ever take it out of it's case. Just leave it in the case and never actually use it. :p
     
  16. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    you would have had to add it yourself. i dont think that it just goes on automatically. when i put it under my homeowners insurance i had to give them the serial number and model.

    it may be different for other plans but this is how i had to do it.
     

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