Replacement Battery if Under Apple Care?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hwmbrogden, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. hwmbrogden macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question but, if/when my battery craps out and starts to not hold a charge would I be able to get a free replacement if my laptop is under the apple care program? Would I have to pay for the battery replacement?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Batteries are not covered by warranty, except in the case of manufacturing defects.

    Apple Limited Warranty:
    This warranty does not apply:
    (f) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;

    AppleCare Protection Plan:
    b. Limitations. The Plan does not cover:
    (ix) Consumable parts, such as batteries, except in respect of battery coverage under APP for iPod or unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials and workmanship;

    If it's not holding a charge because of regular use and time, it's not covered. If it dies prematurely, it might be covered.
     
  3. hwmbrogden thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for clearing that up. Man that is sort of a bummer.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Battery is covered within 1 year or up to 300 charges within that first year, guaranteed to maintain at least 80% battery life at the end of coverage. Not covered beyond that due to it being a consumable part.
     

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