Time Capsule died - worth getting another by adding Apple Care?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dmk1974, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I have a previous gen 2 TB Time Capsule that was originally bought in May 2013 and then replaced at the local Apple Store Genius Bar in February 2014 due to WiFi issues. A few days ago when I was going to relocate it between rooms in my house, I saw the light was orange. I tried the various reset methods and could not get the orange light to blink nor connect to it.

    Took it in today to the Genius Bar and they also could not get it to work. The Genius told me that if I have a Mac (iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook, etc.) with the extended Apple Care, that the Time Capsule (as long as purchased within 24 months of the associated device) would be also covered by the Apple Care extended warranty.

    SO, I can add Apple Care to my late 2013 13" rMBP that is 11 months old or to my wife's 2014 13" MBA that I bought 2 weeks ago. Online, I see that the Apple Care can be bought for $174. I've never bought the extended warranty on any MacBooks before, since they are usually very reliable, but think I may do so for the first time so I can get the Time Capsule replaced...and of course have the extended coverage on the MacBook.

    I'm leaning towards adding the AC to my wife's MBA so it and the Time Capsule will be covered until October 2017. If my rMBP, only until November 2016. Seem like the right way to go?
     
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    yes. hand them $174 get your new time capsule replaced

    and you just turned a profit

    you can even pray that they give you an upgraded model!
     
  3. Altemose, Oct 28, 2014
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    Altemose macrumors G3

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    If you have AppleCare on your iPad or Apple TV your Time Capsule is also covered.
     
  4. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? I saw it online that it applies to a Mac, but I did not find it being tied to an iOS device. That would be preferable since it's only $99 for AC+ and I just bought my wife an iPhone 6 a few weeks ago.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I made a mistake! AppleCare only covers an AirPort if tied to an iPad, Apple TV, or Mac. AppleCare for iPhone does not cover AirPorts.
     
  6. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I'll be getting the AC code delivered today. Do I extend the 13" rMBP to November 2016 or the 13" MBA to October 2017?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    AppleCare is specific to the model you order for!
     
  8. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The box says 13" Air or 13" Pro.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Personally I would put it on the machine I like more.
     
  10. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I would probably add it to the 11 month old machine... giving you the option to buy it for your second machine within the next year if you choose to.

    /Jim
     

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