Replacement Battery if Under Apple Care?

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

  1. hwmbrogden macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2009
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Feb 24, 2009
    Thank you for clearing that up. Man that is sort of a bummer.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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