Hard drive replacement question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Willy S, May 5, 2006.

  1. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    I´m in the market for a laptop with 7200rpm hard drive (video capturing and editing) and I´m wondering if it is likely to buy the Macbook (not pro) and replace the hard drive myself?

    I know this is possible with most if not all PC laptops, so I guess this is also possible with Macs?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It can be done, but you will void your warranty if you do it...
     
  3. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I would contact Applecare to receive an answer to this question. When I purchased Applecare for my powerbook one year after the date of purchase, I asked this question because I wanted to have the option of upgrading my hard drive at a later date without any warranty implications and was told by an Applecare rep that the warranty would remain intact with a few exceptions:

    1. Damage a result of improperly replacing the drive myself would not be covered

    2. Applecare would not cover the replacement drive in the event of a failure.
     
  4. Willy S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Many people (PC owners that I know of) have put the original drive in the computer if it broke down and then sent it in for a repair under warranty. I don´t think that is illegal or if Apple has anything against it.
     

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