View Full Version : Does replacing the SSD in a MBA void the warranty?

Apr 6, 2013, 11:30 AM
Just curious, since the drives a available from OWC, and I'm debating BTO vs. aftermarket upgrade.

Apr 6, 2013, 11:34 AM
Yes, it does. Whether you get away with it is another matter.

Apr 6, 2013, 11:52 AM
Haha - thank you!

Apr 6, 2013, 12:24 PM
Don't do it like that guy in the iPhone section: Put it back together with a missing screw and fingerprints all over the inside, THEN adamantly denied he did anything.

Apr 7, 2013, 01:48 AM
I was told by Apple, over the telephone, that (1) if you get Apple, or an authorised Apple Repair Centre, to install the SSD for you, then it does not void the overall warranty. In such a case - where such an authorised repair person did the installation, the Mac is covered by the Applecare, but the 3rd party SSD is not. However, if the SSD is installed by a non-Apple, unauthorised repair person, then the Applecare warranty is voided. To verify this, you might telephone Apple yourself to confirm that.