MBP broken -> repaired - can I still get AppleCare in case of future problems?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spritey, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Spritey macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2006
    My brother recently bought my MBP, and a few weeks ago he had an accident where he fell on the ice back home from school. (The bruises and the blood confirmed he didn't just drop it).

    Anyway, the screen cracked (yay... that's a cheap repair. Fortunately partially covered by travel insurance) and it's currently being fixed by a certified Apple Repair Center, obviously not covered by warranty. The MBP appears to work fine outside of the cracked screen.

    However, I was planning on getting AppleCare for the MBP even before this happened in case something else fails not related to the accident.

    Can I stilll get AppleCare as it has about a week left of original warranty?

    I asked a guy at an Apple Store and he said yes, but he didn't really seem too confident. And I don't wanna blow over $200 only to find out if we need to use it in the future that it wasn't covered anymore. Anyone got any experience with this?

  2. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    Of course. I bought AppleCare on the phone the day before my original warranty ran out. Just get on the phone and buy it there. It took me 10 minutes of my times (including waiting 5 minutes with the happy music.)
  3. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    You can only get AppleCare as long as your current warranty is still in tact. So if you only have a week left, you better get right to it.
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Applecare for my MacBook Pro was $350. I bought it on ebay for $200. I was leery, but the number registered just fine, was and is acknowledged by Apple Support, and I just received my "certificate of coverage" from Apple last week.

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