Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by estee065, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. estee065 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2006
    Hello all. Looking at iMac intel 17". Probably will do RAM upgrade with after market memory. If I buy the computer from Futurshop, (that's Canadian for "Best Buy") can I still get applecare from Apple inside the first year? Also will installing my own RAM somehow void applecare (I wouldn't think so but thought I'd ask). Thanks for the replies. PS. this forum is really helpful but I couldn't find the answer already.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    1. Yes - You can purchase AppleCare anytime within the first year, regardless of what store you bought the machine from.

    2. No - Adding RAM is a do-it-yourself upgrade. It will not void your warranty. (Technically, if you mess up your machine during the installation of the RAM, it wouldn't be covered by warranty, but in reality you'd have to essentially take a sledgehammer to the machine during RAM installation in order for Apple to blame you for any problems and make it stick.)

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