5400RPM Drive for iBook

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  1. tsk macrumors 6502a

    tsk

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    I'm seriously thinking about getting the default config for my iBook and upgrading the disk myself. I'm just curious of a few things.

    If you have an Apple authorized company do it, do they call up Apple and let them know it was upgraded so you don't have warranty issues?

    Are they going to complain about the speed of the disk and claim the extra heat did bad things?

    Am I getting myself into potential trouble here?

    I called up a local store and they quoted my $30 to do it. I'm kind of worried that the guy I spoke to didn't have a clue and was quoting me the price to put a HD in a desktop Mac though.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Yer local guy has never opened an iBook...

    The new hard drive will not be covered by Apple warranty, and informing Apple of it would be counter-productive.

    If there is any damage to the machine attributable to the hard drive or the installation of same, the Apple warranty may be voided.
     
  3. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tsk

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    This store sells Apple products. The guy I spoke to in the repair department undoubtedly had no clue on the iBook procedure. But they are an authorized Apple service center.

    I am under the impression that if you get the HD installed at an Apple service center, the warranty is still valid.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Can you ask for some kind of signed document on Apple letterhead stating that the repair does not void the warranty? Sort of a high maintenance request to make of a repair person though.... :rolleyes:
     

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