Will Applecare cover a new battery for MBA down the road?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005

    I am seriously thinking about getting AppleCare for the first time. I have had acs since MacPlus and never got it before. But seeing that it is possible to get it for MBA for less than $200 it seems worth it.
    however the one thing that would definitely push me in this direction is if it would cover a battery replacement?

    Will it?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Batteries are not covered by warranty, except in the case of manufacturing defects.

    Apple Limited Warranty:
    This warranty does not apply:
    (f) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;

    AppleCare Protection Plan:
    b. Limitations. The Plan does not cover:
    (ix) Consumable parts, such as batteries, except in respect of battery coverage under APP for iPod or unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials and workmanship;
  3. jeremybuff macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    If for nothing else get the AppleCare for the hinges. Granted, Apple doesn't cover the hinges (because they are lame a**holes and refuse to admit there is a problem)... but you'll be more likely to get spared the $800 of a new screen (hinges are part of the screen) if you shell out for AppleCare.

    EDIT: Let me clarify: The MBA Gen 1 has a major issue with the hinges breaking which has been well documented all over the internet, and even on my blog (jerembuff.com). That is what I am referring to above.
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    You can buy AppleCare on eBay for around $110. At that price, it's a no brainer. One broken item and it pays for itself. For every dollar I have spent, I have saved $3 or more.
  5. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    Agreed. Buy it off ebay for that price. it's fine and legitimate apple 3 year care. Covering batteries would be awesome, but its just not practical from both standpoints.

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