Receipt For Warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MichaelThomas, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. MichaelThomas macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I have the option of buying a new MBP from someone I know on my design course. He brought 2 back from Hong Kong. Still sealed. The thing is do I need a receipt for it for my warranty to be valid? Or do I have to register the MBP once opened? I found this from the apples website but didnt really help me:

    All new Hardware carries a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty terms and conditions, which form part of and are incorporated into this Contract by reference, are available for you to see by clicking the appropriate hyperlink below. Such warranty terms and conditions are also contained in your Apple Hardware box. You may review a copy of the limited warranty on Apple Hardware products, including its limitations and exclusions, before your purchase, by clicking the appropriate link below. Such a limited warranty covers Apple Hardware (as defined below) only; it does not cover Software, Services or any other Products. You should refer to the relevant Software licences for warranties which may apply to your Software.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    From my experience, just register the computer and you should be all set. I have noticed that the warranty starts the day the reseller purchased the computer from Apple, not when you buy it from them. I assume they do this to prevent people from holding on the computer until there is a problem (more than a year after purchase) then they register expecting the warranty to begin on that date.

    You should not require the receipt for the warranty to be valid. This is because Apple keeps track of the S/N and where they sell them. If there are any systems stolen, the reseller reports it and Apple tracks it if it is registered.

  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You can check when Apple think your warranty expires here, just enter the serial number in the box.

    My MacBook Pro had the warranty running out 4 months early, I had to send a copy of the original receipt to Apple to get the correct date.
  4. MichaelThomas thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007
    alrite kool :) thanks for that guys.
    By the way does anybody know how to tell if the screen is matte ot glossy without breaking the seal on the box? I dont and he doesnt want to have to open it if it turns out to be glossy when I need matte. Cant seem to find anywere on the box that states which.
  5. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    So yes they "may" require you to have a receipt. Also remember that depending on the country where it was purchased you may have to have residence in that country for your warranty to be valid. For example if you purchase an Apple and/or Applecare in the US they will only be valid if you have residnce in the US. Trust me I dealt with this alot when I sold them around Philly. A lot of tourists. They do offer worldwide service for any portabe machine but you will, depending on country, have to have residence in the country where the machine was purchased.

  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    the OP would certainly be wise to get a copy of the original receipt, especially since the computer was purchased in another country. Sometimes Apple has on record a date for the purchase of the computer that's actually related to the day the reseller got it from Apple and not when the consumer bought it from the reseller....having the receipt will provide proof of the purchase date in such a situation

    another thing to remember with computers that are bought in another country; while portables have a worldwide warranty, they're still only going to be repaired to meet the specs that were available in the country of purchase and not to match the specs available in the country where you are having the repairs done. That means you might have to wait a long time for parts to be shipped from the country of purchase if you have problems

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