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    My laptop is now more than 3 years old thus the applecare has run out....however i am having issues with the computer.

    within the last 7 days the computer has reset itself, it turns off momentarily then turns back on and goes back to normal.

    Now i automatically booked myself in at a apple shop....but now that my warranty has run dry what will they do....will they charge me for a consultation or what?
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    I had a problem with my ipod which was out of warranty, and they took a look at it instore without charging. So I think it only costs if they actually repair it (my ipod was unfixable so I don't know what happens if they take it in for repairs).
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    As superwolf said, the Genius Bar appointments are without charge and if they can find a solution and enact it there and then, you will not have to pay. If it needs to be sent for repair and/or replacement parts are needed then you will be billed. I'd suggest just buying a new laptop if that's the case.
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    As superwolf said, the Genius Bar appointments are without charge and if they can find a solution and enact it there and then, you will not have to pay. If it needs to be sent for repair and/or replacement parts are needed then you will be billed. I'd suggest just buying a new laptop if that's the case.
    Cool thank you guys for the replies.

    I wont be able to afford a repair or a new laptop so ill just have to deal with it. It might not get worst- i think it might be the new firefox cos it only started after i installed that!
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    how far out of applecare is it? i've known the odd person who's mac has broken a couple of weeks after it ran out and apple fixed it for free anyway
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    Yeah I know a couple of people who got free repairs despite being out of warranty. I think if it's obviously a fault with the equipment rather than something you've done to it, they aren't that fussed. If you can tell people you got a free repair with no warranty then Apple has got some good publicity out of it.
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    (Original post by FXX)
    Yeah I know a couple of people who got free repairs despite being out of warranty. I think if it's obviously a fault with the equipment rather than something you've done to it, they aren't that fussed. If you can tell people you got a free repair with no warranty then Apple has got some good publicity out of it.
    And that's why they'll keep repairing if you take it back within a few days or a week after you're overdue. People get on here and state it or from word of mouth locally and you gain hundreds of potential customers from that one person.
 
 
 
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