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944 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2007 11:42 AM by roz1977
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2007 9:30 PM (in response to Josh White2)Josh
I feel $250 for an extended warranty on a portable computer is a reasonable price,but....
I'd much rather spend $179.Get it here.---> http://tinyurl.com/m8kuh
PowerBook G3 500 Mhz "Pismo"/ 2.0Ghz BlackBook 2GB OWC RAM Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2007 3:00 AM (in response to Josh White2)yea it's quite worthwhile with the generally troublesome macbook models. But definitely get it somewhere that is not apple, as it's much cheaper elsewhere (As the previous poster mentioned). MacBook Black, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 2.16Ghz Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 30G Black Video iPod
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2007 1:10 PM (in response to Ben Armstrong)
One out of warranty repair on your MacBook would
exceed the cost of APP.
Agreed! I've always put my computers under APP and always been grateful for it. Even though my Apple computers have been, overall, reliable and lasting, you never know when something will go wrong, large or small, and you'll be grateful that you've only to take it in and get it fixed.Problem Free Macbook Black, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Will the Applecare Plan cover small parts that must be replaced? For instance my Dell laptop I have replaced the power adapter 4 times in 3 years. In warranty included the replacement of the part once and the replacement of my motherboard. Since the warranty I have bought a hard drive, keyboard, 3 power adapters, and a battery, and the last time I used it the CD drive was not working. I think it would be worth it, but I am a college student and thats alot of money for me, to add to what I have already spent on the computer. I have already sent it back once for repairs, so I think it would be a great investment and I want to make sure that you all feel this is a worthwhile investment.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2007 8:00 PM (in response to Josh White2)Did I mention my Macbook is my one possesion that goes everywhere with me! I LOVE my Mac, and would NEVER own anything but a Mac again, thats why I wanted to know what everyone else had to say about this warranty.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2007 5:08 AM (in response to Josh White2)I think it is worth it. We have extended warranty on all our Dell and Macintosh notebook computers at work, and I have it on my personal Macbook.
Portable computers are banged, smashed, abused in such a way that desktop computers would shiver. I'd suggest physical wear would occur on a notebook computer several months after the standard warranty.
Both Apple and Dell have been great with extended-warranty issues for us at work on the notebooks. If you intend keeping your Macbook for three years (I definitely will---this is the best computer I ever purchased), I wouldn't hesitate at all.MacBook - 4H621 - 2.0 Gbyte RAM, Parallels VM,, Mac OS X (10.4.9), G4 Tower, Atari ST with Mac Plus emulator, Dell 8400 Tower, Dell D600 laptop
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2007 5:40 PM (in response to Larry_Rymal)Hehehe..... Well. Last night I am using my macbook when it turns off, by itself, and without my assistance. I didnt think much of it, today it died. Right now I am using it, but it still turns itself off. I bought the applecare plan with my student discount from Apple and I hope it will be worth the investment. It is going to Apple in the morning. .
Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2007 11:42 AM (in response to JimUrban)Hi,
I'm in the market to replace my 6-year old iBook but don't really have the budget to buy a new Macbook out of the box. I've been digging around on Craiglist/eBay and seem to have found some deals that are more in my price range, but I'm concerned about warranty coverage. Several postings say that the AppleCare warranty is transferrable or seem to suggest that I could buy AppleCare on the used machine after the fact - is that true? What are your thoughts/suggestions?iBook, Mac OS X (10.3.8)