Need some Apple Care advice.

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  1. Jordan.S macrumors newbie

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    Good news,I recently purchased a blackbook (love it) on the Oct 16 and bought the Apple care warranty. Bad news, while I was at school I accidentally dropped my Blackbook down 30 marble steps. Now its mangled, and in two pieces. I know apple care doesn't cover "Act's of God" but is there any story I could make up to save me from spending a significant amount of cash on a new blackbook. Thought's? :confused:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, sorry. At the first sign of user-caused damage the warranty is void. :(
     
  3. Jordan.S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is encouraging
     
  4. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Do you have home or renter's insurance that may cover it?
     
  5. Tom J macrumors regular

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    Sounds bad, I feel for ya.

    Exactly what condition is it in? If its just the case that's broken and the screen and other expensive parts are OK perhaps its fixable? Ya never know.

    Can you take a picture of it and post it here?
     
  6. Jordan.S thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Removed the pictures so no one could rat me out. =)
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, sorry. There's really nothing you can do. ...If some components still work you could part it on ebay.
     
  8. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    there is nothing you can do...and to make up a story??
    that's fraud like someone mentioned and I wouldn't encourage anybody to do it...
     
  9. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    If you purchased it that recently, check with your credit card issuer (assuming you used a cc). Some provide buyer protection for some purchases.
     
  10. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Where did this sense of self entitlement come from?

    You broke it, it is not an act of God, it is an act of you. What is even funnier is how said person who acknowledges the presence of a God eagerly seems to be taken by the idea of scamming Apple for a new machine.

    Sorry, there is nothing you can do about it. It is not being discouraging or anything, it is the way it is.
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    At least your AppleCare will transfer to a new computer?!
     
  12. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't transfer directly. If the computer has no hope of recovery, you can ask Apple to terminate the existing AppleCare contract and they will send you a pro-rated refund of your AppleCare. You can then buy a new AppleCare contract for your next computer.

    You might want to give these people a call: http://www.dttservice.com/
    They repair Mac laptops and I've heard their prices aren't bad.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You broke it, you buy it.

    Sorry you broke your computer, mistakes happen, I know, but you need to learn to take responsibility for your actions.

    Besides, there is no way Apple will cover that machine. Extensive damage like that cannot be attributed to shipping, or anything other than a fall down the 30 marble steps, really.
     
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