I guess I've been extremely lucky. I've had plenty of Macs over the years. The only one that has ever had problems within the 3yr Apple Care warrantee would be my current Mac Pro where I had to replace the ATI 1900 video card. That of course prompted me to buy AppleCare for the first time. I suspect I'll never need it again.<br><br>
All the work you had done should have been covered under the regular Apple warranty, not AppleCare. AppleCare is for the two years after the initial 1 year warranty.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
Sometimes I get AppleCare, sometimes not. Only the ones with AppleCare have ever had any problems <br><br>Not sure what that tells me, exactly.<br><br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I think Apple Care is good for laptops, but not for a typical Mac desktop ... esp if it's a tower... <br><br>I think you can replace parts (if ever needed) in the tower cheaper than the AC cost.<br><br>Laptops get banged around more and the cost of replaceing even a HD is much more expensive, not to mention the keyboard or screen. It's just a different animal.<br><br>David (OFI)
"I think Apple Care is good for laptops, but not for a typical Mac desktop ... esp if it's a tower... "<br><br>You're probably right. I suppose the timing of my failed video card scared me into buying the Apple Care for the desktop. I haven't purchased the Apple Care for my MacBook Pro (yet) as it's still under warrantee. We'll see...<br><br>
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Your post is the one true thing that has always irked me about Apple.<br><br>$625 for a two year old processor? That's nuts. The problem is however, you can't just go get that part anywhere. <br><br>If Apple actually does decide to open up and allow Snow Leopard on standard PC's, the desktop war is over and Apple wins. If it doesn't, then it's still a second hand player as people get tired real quick of shelling out that kind of cash when something goes wrong. I could replace the entire motherboard, CPU, video card and HD on the old PC for less than that $625!<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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I could replace the entire motherboard, CPU, video card and HD on the old PC for less than that $625!<br><br>Maybe in parts costs alone. As in any repair, the cost of parts isn't the high dollar amount on the final bill.<br><br>
I could replace the entire motherboard, CPU, video card and HD on the old PC for less than that $625!<br><br>Sure you could but the fact of the matter is 99% of all computer users can't even install their own OS, never mind opening the scary box and replacing parts themselves.<br><br>The expertise in this forum is an anomaly, not the norm. The only people who might get upset about the high cost of Mac parts are a handful of computer geeks who are capable of their own repairs. The rest of the world buys Apple Care, if they are smart.<br><br>How many ordinary PC users get their machines repaired when there is a major hardware failure? None that I know of. It's off to the trash then down to the local Best Buy or whatever for a new machine.<br><br>
my g5(2.7 dual G5)started acting weird in August,then things calmed down for a while............2 weeks before Applecare was about to expire it started acting funny again. Applecare replaced the liquid cooled power supply(it leaked)the processor and the logic board. if you ask me Applecare is the best $200 I ever spent! if I didn't have it the G5 would have been toast.
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