The Tale of Two Imacs--warranty on mice?

fitinferno

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So, one of my friends has an iMac that he bought here in the UK. However, he has since moved out of the UK to France so now the warranty is kinda invalid since it's only for home country (if I am correct on that).

His mighty mouse's clit has now given out and now won't scroll properly (after only like a month and a half). I will soon have an iMac as well. And my mouse will be working very well. I will be visiting him in a month and a half in France.

Question: If I were to exchange mice w/him and then take it to the Apple store and ask them to fix it, would this be an issue due to the fact the mouse has its own serial number? Is it tied to the machine where they'd find out what is going on?

As I don't think it's fair that if he still lives in the EU he should lose his warranty rights--especially seeing as if he had went w/AppleCare, they're evil and don't allow international warranty on desktop even though the iMac is really slim and all that and easily transportable for moves such as this.
 

aquajet

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I'm not exactly sure how to approach the issue surrounding your friend's mouse's issue. :eek: :D

I recently received a replacement wireless mouse from Apple because the power switch broke. They told me that since my PowerBook was still under warranty, accessories such as a keyboard or mouse would be covered under the Applecare plan that I purchased for my PowerBook. I should note that the wireless mouse was not included with the computer.

So...maybe it'll work. It would seem in my case, at least, that the serial number wasn't tied to the machine.
 

bossass

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It will work. They don't check those serials to each machine.

Mighty mouses are notorious for getting gunked up. You should tell him to turn it upside down and kind of slap/hit the scroll ball while rolling it. That should clear things up.
 

fitinferno

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bossass said:
It will work. They don't check those serials to each machine.

Mighty mouses are notorious for getting gunked up. You should tell him to turn it upside down and kind of slap/hit the scroll ball while rolling it. That should clear things up.
I showed my friend this thread and the gunked up fix you suggested worked! :D He is very pleased now, so thanks!