Transferring Applecare from one machine to another: is it possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by alskdj, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. alskdj macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Hi guys,
    I have Applecare registered with an aluminium macbook which was purchased this year Feb. The applecare itself was not purchased then, it was purchased in August. Just got a Macbook Pro 13" though, and have decided to sell the macbook. Is it possible to transfer the Applecare to the new machine? Since the 2 year parts warranty hasn't started yet, and the technical support has only been active for 4 months
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Yep, I'm pretty sure it's possible since the year warranty isn't up yet. I know someone who was able to take the Applecare off of his Black MacBook and get a refund. Just give Applecare a call and explain your situation.
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    I don't know if a transfer I possible, but you can call AppleCare and cancel the plan for a prorated refund (full, since it's not in effect yet) and you can purchase a new plan for your new computer.
  4. alskdj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    mm thing is there was a fault with logic board, which resulted in it getting replaced. Thing is, due to this, I had to call Apple many times out of the 'complimentary' 90 day period. Does the value of these phone calls deduct from the pro-rata amount, even though they were to do with a warrantable fault?
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    Maybe... no one knows. It might depend on the rep you speak with, it might not. Give them a call and explain the situation.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    You can not transfer AppleCare to anther computer, only another user. As said, you can get a pro-rated refund. And it will be pro-rated as the telephone support portion started already.

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