Registering Applecare under different Apple ID

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macandra, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. macandra macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I bought a second-hand mbp last year, and the warranty is about to finish next month, so I'm planning to add an applecare for it.
    I've been lurking around this forum for quite some time, and I knew that some legitimate Ebay seller has a pretty good bargain on Applecare. ;)

    The thing is, my mbp still has factory warranty, registered under the previous owner.
    He said that the warranty is attached to the machine so it is automatically transferred when I bought it, and I believed him.
    Now, would there be any problem if I register the applecare with a different apple ID?
    I tried to contact the seller last month to see if he can help me registering the applecare with his apple ID, but his phone number seemed to change. :(
    Just wanted to be sure here,I would be pissed off if I couldn't use the hundred € applecare that I just bought.
  2. snowmoon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Have you tried calling AppleCare to straighten this out?
  3. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    It is my understanding that apple care is attached to the machine and not the owner so if the machine is transfered then applecare moves with it. I think that I have read this on a thread on this forum. I think that the best thing that you can do is to is call apple :)
  4. macandra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    the machine currently does NOT have Applecare YET.
    I plan to add applecare to my mbp next week.
    the question is: Is it possible to add applecare the same mbp with different appleID? (using my ID, instead of previous owner's, who originally registered for 1year factory warranty)
    And no, I haven't tried to call apple.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Don't need previous user to add apple care.

    How old is the computer?

    If it's <1 year you can add apple care,
    if it's near 3 years then you can't add any more.
  6. obilix macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Applecare is registered to the machine not the owner.
    I've asked this question before when I sold my PowerMac a few years ago.

    Go ahead and get the AC. Good value to have especially when you go
    and sell your notebook in the future!
  7. edblor macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    On the MBP I just bought, with current Applecare remaining, the original seller filled out a form on Apples' website and had the AC transferred to me.

    Not sure if you need to transfer the ownership to the new buyer when AC is not yet applicable though.

    I'd reckon that calling Apple would solve your woes ;)
  8. macandra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    thanks mate, this is the answer im looking for..
    mine is the last 2.4 penryn with 8600mGT, warranty expires in May2009.
    will call apple for further confirmation
  9. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Why didn't you call apple in the first place??
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Because it's easier to ask others to do the work ;)

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