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macuser9909
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Aug 27, 2007, 01:40 AM
 
Hi, I bought a used MacBook last year around October and the initial year warranty is up in mid-September. I am a student so money is always an issue, but would you guys recommend that I spend the $25o and buy Apple Care? I've got the watered down White one. Thanks.
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 02:15 AM
 
It's a good idea - particularly for a laptop. Unless you really don't mind getting a new computer in the event something fails, it's a smart thing to buy.

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Aug 27, 2007, 08:58 AM
 
Generally for laptops its a good idea. Typically most laptop repairs will exceed the cost of the extended warranty in the first place and so it gives you coverage and peace of mind.
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 11:59 AM
 
Please clarify: You bought a "used" MB? Did the original owner transfer the original Applecare over to your name? Did you maybe mean "refurbished"?
     
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Aug 28, 2007, 07:11 AM
 
AppleCare is a good investment IMO seeing as how these days any repair job usually consists of removing a *faulty* part and fitting a new, *expensive to replace* part ...
     
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Aug 28, 2007, 02:22 PM
 
Get it, it's worth the peace of mind. I found mine for $150 o n Ebay. You can find them for around that much if you look. If your Logic Board goes, that will cost you about $600 alone.
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Aug 28, 2007, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by yaroldb View Post
If your Logic Board goes, that will cost you about $600 alone.
Yes, my Sleep Pulse light went while under warranty (Luckily!) and they replaced the Logic Board ... maybe that's why the Pulse light has been left out of the new iMac design ...
     
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Aug 29, 2007, 11:53 AM
 
I am also a student so I am in the same boat as you. Applecare is definitely the first thing I am going to buy as soon as I get money though. I purchased my Macbook in March and in April I had to take it to the Mac store for a Bootcamp problem. Then in July I had to take it in for a new power adapter.

As a student you never know what could happen to it. There are those nights where things are just unexplainable

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Aug 29, 2007, 01:02 PM
 
YES get it!!!!! So far Ive had two causes to use applecare 1: a new battery. 2: A new HD, new logic board and new Superdrive (would have cos nearly 800GBP)
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Aug 29, 2007, 08:44 PM
 
I just got AppleCare because my one year was about to run out and I'm running into some issues with my macbook... If your a student its a little less than 200 bucks...
     
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Aug 30, 2007, 09:11 AM
 
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Aug 30, 2007, 06:20 PM
 
I'm not sure if it's the same in the US but I managed to get a near 75% off student discount when I purchased AppleCare with my MacBook.
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Aug 31, 2007, 01:46 AM
 
Great, thanks for the responses guys... looks like I'll go ahead and get the student discount at the Apple Store tomorrow.
     
   
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