Warranty Expired. How does this work, exactly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wry Guy, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Wry Guy macrumors newbie

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    I made a mistake, I guess. I had always intended to purchase Applecare, but had some major damage to my house recently, and in the chaos of scheduling repairs and finding a place to stay, I accidenally went past the deadline by a few days. So, now I'm warrantyless, and a little worried.

    I guess my question is, how exactly does Applecare work? I could in theory buy a copy from my campus' co-op, but I guess I wouldn't be able to register my Macbook Pro with the warranty?

    Do you think if I gave apple a call and explained the situation, they'd let me slide? It literally expired like, Monday. :rolleyes:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can only buy AppleCare while the MBP is still covered by the original warranty. You can call AppleCare to see if they'll make an exception, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Call Apple. They have been known to be lenient. But do it immediately. Every day you wait lessens your chances.
     
  4. Wry Guy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They actually let me slide, thank goodness.

    Thanks for the heads up, guys.
     
  5. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Does Apple use the purchase date (from receipt) or the day the unit was registered at Apple to determine when the warranty began?
     
  6. Wry Guy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it begins with the shipping date, but don't quote me on it.
     
  7. Horney macrumors newbie

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    So how does that work with peeps like me who bought the machine brand new from amazon and then registered with apple a couple of days later.

    Nick
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can check for yourself to see when your warranty/AppleCare expires:
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
     

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