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HaleyKilljoy 12-06-2008 10:37 AM

will upgrading my hard drive always void my warranty?
 
I heard that upgrading to a bigger hard drive will void my warranty. That is really frustrating and dumb. Is there anyway to upgrade without voiding. For example, if I go to the apple store, can they install it for me without voiding my warranty?

bobtomay 12-06-2008 11:09 AM

Depends on the model you have.

If you have the newest 15" model, then it may be replaced quite easily and the directions are in the user manual (Chp.3) that came with your MBP.

It is not considered a user replaceable part and will void the warranty on every other MBP.

I have heard some say they will not do it at the store, but have never called and asked myself.

HaleyKilljoy 12-06-2008 06:27 PM

no fair...so people with new MBP's will not have a voided warranty but I will..lame

dtravis7 12-06-2008 06:31 PM

Not unfair at all. The older design requires you to completely disassemble the machine. The New latest one has a panel on the bottom you remove. The new MBP is a totally different design then the older one.

HaleyKilljoy 12-06-2008 06:32 PM

Well, thats dissappointing but thanks

ncstatered21 12-06-2008 06:33 PM

Will it void the warranty on the new aluminum Macbooks?

chscag 12-06-2008 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ncstatered21 (Post 767381)
Will it void the warranty on the new aluminum Macbooks?

No, nor on the previous models (white or black) since the HDD is easily accessible. It's only the older model MBP that must be disassembled to get at the HDD.

Regards.

ncstatered21 12-06-2008 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chscag (Post 767384)
No, nor on the previous models (white or black) since the HDD is easily accessible. It's only the older model MBP that must be disassembled to get at the HDD.

Regards.

Oh okay sweet. Thanks.

jimd144 12-06-2008 08:09 PM

Even if you replace the hard drive, I doubt they will void the warranty other than the hard drive. If you damage it, that would be another story.


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