Does replacing the SSD in a MBA void the warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by splitpea, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, since the drives a available from OWC, and I'm debating BTO vs. aftermarket upgrade.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it does. Whether you get away with it is another matter.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha - thank you!
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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