Stolen MacBook Air - Insurance Replaced - Warranty Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by riley41090, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. riley41090 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    I recently had my Macbook Air stolen and just got the replacement from my insurance... My old laptop was 2 months old and because i purchased it through Higher Education Discount i also got a 3 year extended Apple Care.

    My question is, can i have this transferred to my new Macbook Air? it only has the one year standard warranty! I know it's linked to the serial number but it's a bit frustrating!

    Thank you!
  2. skittlescat macrumors member

    May 14, 2011
    Stolen air

    Yes, call AppleCare and explain your device was stolen and give them all the details of that device. The remaining AppleCare plus can then can be refunded to you or you can add that refund to a new apple care and pay the difference , which in turn starts your coverage anew for your new device.
  3. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Probably not - is it AppleCare or the 3 year HE warranty ?

    The 3 year HE warranty cannot be transferred to a new machine but "proper" AppleCare can be........
  4. nickjamesknight macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    When I bought my MBA with the 3 year HE warranty you could buy Applecare for something like £48 so i'd suggest you ring Apple and ask them if you can buy it for that price on your replacement?
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    It can be done with Applecare.
    My first Mac Mini had an issue so I had it replaced, and they transferred my Applecare across over the phone.

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