MBA, ACD, and Applecare questions...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coolbreeze, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    So here I sit with my 2.13 refurb rev.C MBA. Love it. So much that I just ordered the 24" ACD form Apple's refurb store (damn you scottsdale). I was about to buy Applecare and...I got to thinking....

    1. Is Applecare really necessary for a machine with an SSD? 9/10 times it's the hard drive that fails (at least in my experience). Does Applecare cover the hinge issue?

    2. I obviously didn't purchase the Air and ACD at the same time (they were one week apart). If I buy Applecare direct from Apple, will they cover both the Air and the ACD? How strict are they about the "on the same receipt" requirement?

    Thanks for any input.
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009

    with the macbook air, the ram is also located on the motherboard, so i think it is very wise to get the warranty.

    the ssd is way better than a hdd but they still break, i have had mine replaced in my air already because it was causing my air to hang.

    so i think the warranty is a for sure requirement.

    i just purchased a runcore IV ssd for my air, its also 128gb but has a much faster speed throughput....i cant wait!

    the hinges will in most cases be covered by warranty...the hinges in the rev c are a bit different...they look diffrent and look stronger...lets hope they last.

    good luck!
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    You can wait until almost a year is up and decide if you want AppleCare. You definitely need AppleCare separate for the ACD, but it's really cheap on eBay/aftermarket sources.

    Congrats on your system, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    1. I would get Apple Care, the logic board could cost in the 700 to 900 dollar range. :eek:
    2. Apple Care (AFAIK) only covers a monitor and computer when they are purchased at the same time.

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