Transferring AppleCare without a receipt

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by noelgal55, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. noelgal55 macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    I bought my MacBook Pro last year from someone who had owned it for a year. The AppleCare plan came with it, but I didn't think to transfer it quite yet. This year my battery has basically died and will only work for 30 min. I looked up all the information I needed to transfer the AppleCare plan, but I don't have proof of purchase. Is there any way that I can transfer the plan or am I going to have to buy a new battery?
    Any advice is welcomed!
    Thank you for your time :)
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    It is tied to the serial. I'd go into the store and see what you can do. If you have any proof of transfer for the computer, then you are fine. Many seem unaware of the actual formal process for transferring AppleCare leading me to believe that it is generally not a large problem.
  3. cderalow macrumors 6502


    apple care is associated with a serial number, not with an owner.

    simply enter your system serial number in the following website:

    and it will tell you the status of your warranty.
  4. noelgal55 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    What kind of proof do you mean? I gave the person I bought it from a check, do I need to bring in that kind of proof?
  5. bobriot macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2007
    I own two applecare plans bought off of ebay, therefore I cannot transfer them as the EULA states that the proof of purchase must be provided. Apple are aware of the fact that Applecare can be bought for as little as £60 from ebay. I think you are out of luck without a receipt.
  6. noelgal55 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    Thank you to everyone who gave me advice. I was able to get my battery free of charge (thank goodness!). All I needed to do was tell them who I bought the product from and it was all good from there :)

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