New 17" battery not covered by AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sir Cecil, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/features-17inch.html

    The small type at the bottom of the page states:

    "Apple does not warrant the battery beyond Apple's one-year Limited Warranty."

    That would seem okay with a removable battery, but with the new, non-removable battery, I assume one would have to pay full labor costs if something goes wrong with it after just one year, whether or not one has AppleCare. If I've interpreted this correctly, it doesn't reflect much confidence by Apple in a new battery system that they tout as providing power for five-years.
     
  2. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I think it has like it's own separate warranty type thing now?? *shrugs
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    1 year limited warrenty which is included with the machines.

    I'm sure you will be able to claim it if it dies prematurely after one year if you purchase AppleCare. I suspect they would not cover the battery longer than the actual machine itself if the user did not opt for the additional protection .
     
  5. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    What if the battery actually get swollen like it happened before and damage some parts of the machine, will that be under warranty?
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Of Course, any manufacturing defects are covered by Apple for 1 year.
     

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