Then wt's the point of getting AppleCare?? >_<

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anzo, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. anzo macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.4 Penryn 15"
    and i just bought applecare months ago...
    I'm really upset about apple giving out free 3-yr warranty
    cus i dun see the point of getting AppleCare now? :mad:
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    That complimentary 3 year warranty is only for the graphics card.
     
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Applecare covers the WHOLE machine. The MBP's with the nvidia 8600m graphics chip have a 3 year warranty on the GRAPHICS unit ONLY.
     
  4. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. Completely different things.
     
  5. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    +1

    What happens if something else happens to the machine that is not related to the graphics card?
     
  6. p.luik macrumors regular

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    That's what AppleCare is for.
     
  7. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Applecare = bumper-to-bumper warranty for three years, with phone tech support. The gpu extra coverage does overlap Applecare, but I think Applecare customers might have a slightly easier time getting problems dealt with and it's greater overall peace of mind. Lots of other things can go wrong besides the gpu problem... just read through the forums and all the griping to get some perspective on those possibilities.
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Don't worry op. I felt the same way at first, but then I kept reading all the stories of people getting denied because their specific machine didn't fail the test etc etc. If a lazy genius thinks that something else on the logic board is causing issues and you're out of warranty period then you're SOL. Besides, we have much more leverage to get a full replacement machine if other issues occur, especially if Apple has the capability to actually FIX faulty GPUs (which is reported).
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Given Apple's repair costs tend to be rather high, you might not think you got ripped if you ever need repairs/replacement. ;)
     

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