OS X :: Get Apple Computers Repaired After Applecare Run Out?

Oct 8, 2010

How and where do you get Apple Computers repaired after Applecare has run out, and what sort of costs would be involved. Only asking because I have equipment that it has run out on and the wife wants the box/boxes gotten rid off....

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MacBook Pro :: Buy AppleCare From Apple Store?

Nov 16, 2010

If I buy a MacBook Pro from Microcenter or somewhere else, can I go to an Apple store and buy AppleCare and use it for the MacBook?

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Sep 29, 2009

Is it safe to buy AppleCare from a vendor on ebay rather than from Apple?

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Apr 10, 2010

I'm looking to get applecare on my 13" MBP.

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Jun 11, 2012

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Aug 24, 2010

I've got a Macbook Unibody which is still covered under AppleCare, and I discovered that the battery has swollen and became slightly bigger, enough for the battery cover not to close properly. The battery has only 200 cycles and is still on 84% capacity, and I have AppleCare until November 2011, so I thought it was a battery defect and took it to my local Apple reseller. (no Apple stores here yet )

So, after two days I was told that they had checked my Macbook and found the cause for the battery to swell up: there was a lot of dust on what seems the output of the processor disippator (a place I wouldn't be able to reach myself to clean, as I would have to disassemble it), and that dust caused the processor to become hotter (even though I hadn't noticed it) and that too much heat caused the battery to swell up.

But the funny thing is: Apple won't authorize the battery replacement, because they say it is not a battery defect, as it was caused by the processor heating because of the dust that got there by "normal usage" and I couldn't clean by myself. They told me I should have got there by the time I noticed my laptop becoming hotter than before so they could have cleaned it, but now it was just too late.

So I was left with the laptop and the swollen battery again, after I refused for them to charge me for the battery a little bit more than the price that I could get it from the online Apple Store.

any experience with swollen after normal usage batteries? Will the battery swell up more if I keep using it? Do you have any idea on how to convince Apple to give me a new battery? (after all, batteries aren't supposed to swell up, aren't they?)

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OS X :: Do Apple Computers Need Antivirus Software

Mar 21, 2009

I'm new to Apple and have heard that they don't get viruses and therefore don't need AV software, is this true?

What are the experts opinions and advice?

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Jul 19, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Keep Many Apple Computers Updated

Mar 28, 2012

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1. Apple OS

2. Individual Applications

3. Apple Firmware

If you could list what product works best, and if Apple does have a in-house solution.

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OS X Mavericks :: All Apple Computers Not Appearing In Share

Sep 11, 2014

I have three apple computers at home, my desktop (iMac-27), my wife's desktop (iMac-20), and my Mac Mini. 

I have a Macbook Pro. 

In finder, I only see the two iMacs.  The MacMini does not appear, but I do recall that it appeared on my MBP previously. 

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OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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Intel Mac :: Have Three Different Apple Computers But Can Only Locate Mac Mini Package?

Mar 23, 2012

I have 3 different Apple computers, I can only locate a Mac Mini package because the disks came ina gray package . Where might I find an Apple Hardware Test?Lost my Bluetooth

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App Store :: Can Purchase Lion 2 Copies For The Two Computers That Own Using The Same Apple ID

Mar 26, 2012

I have two computers that I wish to purchase Lion for.  Can this be done under a single AppleID?This is in a corporate environment?  I need to upgrade two computers from Snow Leopard to Lion.

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Apr 6, 2012

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Jun 3, 2012

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App Store :: Buy Multiple Licenses Of Apple Software To Be Installed In Other Computers?

Jun 25, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Apple Computers: Black Screen Or Unresponsive Mini DisplayPort Display After Sleep?

Apr 17, 2012

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May 12, 2012

I set up the icloud on to my computers, now I cannot connect my iphone to my computers, I get a err message saying it is drawing to much power from my computers, whats up?I didn't have this problem before and  it is on both my imac and my macbook.

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Desktops :: Volume Could Not Be Repaired Because Of Error

Apr 19, 2010

My old iMac G4 (running OS 10.4) has been running sluggishly with sporadic freezes & "spinning pizzas" for several months. I launched Disk Utility which displayed the following message "SMART: failing". I attempted to restart the iMac but it would freeze immediately after the "gong". I was, however, able to restart from the install CD. I attempted to run Repair Permissions which froze. I ran Repair Disk which reported that "volume cannot be repaired because of an error". I restarted from the Disk Warrior CD. The hardware test indicated that "the built-in SMART indicated everything is normal".Is this all indicative of an internal drive that is behaving unpredictably & about to die?

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OS X :: Volume Wrapper Damaged - Need To Be Repaired

Jan 11, 2010

I have a G5 running Leopard that I have a 2nd hard drive on. It had b-tree node issues, but now Disk Warrior says "the directory cannot be rebuilt, original too severely damaged, error code 2156,-57. The volume wrapper is damaged and needs to be repaired." Disk Warrior doesn't seem to fix it, how I can get my data back?

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OS X :: SUID File Modified And Will Not Be Repaired

Mar 27, 2010

When repairing permissions on a G4 iBook with OS 105.8, I find about 8 files that contain the above message and one that contains the message "ACL found but not expected in the Application / Utilities". What does this mean and how are these corrected?

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OS X :: Verify Disk - Volume Needs To Be Repaired

Jun 6, 2008

I'm not really sure what to do or what exactly is wrong. I'm hoping not to reboot or reinstall all together, but if I have to... I suppose there's no choice. I tried 'Verify Disk' from the utilities, but is fails and says

Invalid volume file count
(It should be 712836 instead of 712840)
Invalid volume directory count
(It should be 171417 instead of 171413)
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

I tried doing a 'Repair Disk' from the installation CD, but it says it fails because it could not unmount the HD.

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OS X :: Repairing Permissions - Same Files Being Repaired Over And Over?

Apr 1, 2009

Lately I've noticed that when I repair permissions, it's the same files that keep appearing the log of files being "repaired"... which leads me to believe they're not actually being repaired at all.

It's at the point where I can repair permissions once, generating a log of repaired files, and then if I repair permissions again immediately afterwards (whether I've closed and reopened Disk Utility in the mean time or not), the same exact list of files appears as being repaired.

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OS X :: Warning - SUID File Will Not Be Repaired

Feb 14, 2010

I've been meaning to ask this for some time. When I repair my disk permissions I get the following warning: "Warning - SUID file 'System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent' has been modified and will not be repaired". What does it mean? Why isn't it being repaired?

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Intel Mac :: Error: This Disk Needs To Be Repaired

Mar 11, 2012

Since a week or 3 my Imac is bleeping whenever the harddisk is put to work. Before this it was impossible to make a time machine copy, it would hang at a certain point. I recently did a disk utility scan which could not be finished (aborted by the system) as it was saying (translated from Dutch):  

"Volume-information being checked Wrong amount of free blocks on this volume (Has to be 38684126 in stead of 38684119)The volume 'Macintosh HD' is damaged and need to be repaired.Error: this disk needs to be repaired. Restart system with another disk (like Mac OS X-installdisk) and use disk utility to repair this disk." 

So I put the installdisk 1 in, but the Imac spits it out, refuses to start up in harddisk repair mode or any other mode at all. It just spits it out and starts as usual. Install disk 2 it doesnt spit out, but I can only open a read me file. Like said, the Imac works fine, except that it is guided by literaly hundreds of beeps in high and low, short and long. I feel like being at a supermarket having my items scanned. That is what it sounds like. It is quite vocal but annoying and seem to multiply every day. In the beginning it only did at start up just a few beeps, then it got more, and now it beeps also in sleep mode.  

I cannot do a disk repair, also not with the latest OS X update (snowleopard, since Lion is not working on my 1GB drive). I do notice though that the difference in this error code is getting bigger, it used to be just one block difference, now it is 7.    

Also I took the memory modules out yesterday and put them back in, as I heard this can also help get rid of the beeps. It did not solve anything at all.I can't find anything on this problem on internet, because all beep related topics are about the error codes for the RAM drives. These are not the same sounds.  Another attempt was to install the cms program to avoid overheating fans. Also no improvement.

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 12, 2012

After 10.7.4, now disc wont repair / verify.

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Mar 14, 2009

After the latest update of front row and itunes my mac started to go quite slow.

so i repaired the permissions and turned up loads of errors with those two and iphoto. anyway i thought it was all good, but it didnt get any faster. Every time i try to run repair permissions the same problems keep arising.

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MacBook Pro :: Disk Utility Says The Volume Needs To Be Repaired

Apr 24, 2012

On one of our MacBook Pros (Late-2011), running the latest OS X 10.7.3, Disk Utility says the volume needs to be repaired. When I use Disk Utility from the Recovery HD, it says the volume appears to be OK. I verified by using fsck in single-user mode, and it found no problems either. Which do I believe? Is this a sign of a soon-to-fail hard drive? 

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MacBook Pro :: Does Not Switch Off - Already Repaired Disk Rights

May 21, 2012

I already repaired the rights on the disk. Mac does not drive down, obviously after certain programs have been started. One of those programs is itunes. I have to use the power switch button for switching it off. Mac can be driven down normally immediately after start-up.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: HD Needs To Be Repaired Time Machine Is Failing?

Jul 4, 2012

My mac os x 10.5.8 has been acting very wierd.  The other days after restarting it, it would not go past the apple/grey screen.  Then i retried while holding (i believe commn, alt, p &R) and it worked.  Howevere, my mac has been acting very badly/freezing.  I just ran "verify disk" and got the message "first aid failed... the volume Macintosh needs to be repaired". 

So sicne i figure i should back everything up on my time machine, i just got an error message from time machine saying that it has failed as well. i also do not have my mac osx install disk with me as i moved and it is overseas  

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Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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OS X Mavericks :: What Can Cause - False Disk Needs To Be Repaired - Message

Jul 1, 2014

when using OnyX or Disk First Aid, a message states to restart the computer, holding Command-R and to repair my disk.Every single time, the disk turns out to be OK. 

Question 1: Is this a false reading, or is the disk actually being fixed by the Control-R combination? 

Question 2: If it is NOT a false reading, since my programs don't crash and I always shut down properly, what could cause the errors? 

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