Should I wait to register my...

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  1. ConnectTimeout macrumors newbie

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    I bought a Macbook Pro on March 19, 2012. On March 19 of this year the warrant expired and I went ahead and spent the $183.00 for the two year AppleCare Protection Plan. I haven't registered it yet. I'm waiting until something bad happens and I will actually need it, then i will register it, then I will take it to my local apple store.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't matter when you register it, as long as it's within the first year of ownership. If you have it you have a 3 year warranty from date of purchase, if you don't you get a year.

    I have to wonder if they'll even let you register it now. Might want to call and check.
     
  3. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have no intent on returning the AppleCare you might as well activate it. Waiting to activate it doesn't extend the warranty period at all.
     
  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    waiting dosent extend your time just go ahead and activate it
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    You can't register AppleCare after the warranty has expired.
     
  6. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    You just paid $183.00 in stupid tax
     
  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You should have activated it while still covered under the first year term.

    You should call ASAP to activate it (and Apple canlegally say "no"). You at least have a receipt to bargain with.

    The reason you needed to ACTIVATE the AppleCare while still covered is that as you insinuated, people could buy it, not activate it unless a problem, and resell the AppleCare is not activated.
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html

    It doesn't add two years starting from when you register/activate it, it just makes your warranty last until three years from the original purchase date. When you register it will have no effect on when it expires.

    As some others have said Apple may not even let you activate it at all now that your original warranty expired. Did you purchase the Applecare before your warranty ran out? If so, and you can prove the purchase date, then you might be able to talk them into activating it.
     
  9. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I think read somewhere that you can register the Applecare after the basic year, would be covered for the remaning period of 3 years. So if the machine has 18 months, you would have an additional 18 months of warranty. Have someone here try that?
     
  10. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Wait you need to activate your Applecare extended warranty? I bought it with my Macbook a few months ago... is it not activated?
     
  11. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    The only way it would not be is if you add it as a separate purchase at a later date, usually in one of the kits sold in retail outlets. Direct from Apple with the computer, it's automatically registered (and says so on the invoice).
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    If you bought it along with new machine they should had activate it for you; just go to Apple Website and under service check your coverage with your machine's serial number, should show expiration date 3 yrs after purchasing date. If you buy it yourself afterwards, you need to register yourself, just follow documentation instructions.
     
  13. trikky macrumors regular

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    Congratulations. You just wasted $183, because you can't register your computer for Applecare now. May as well sell the Applecare to someone else, because it's useless to you.

    If you bought it before the warranty expired, they may let you register your computer with the appropriate proof of purchase date, but if you bought it after, you're SOL. Sorry.
     

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