iBook HD, 5400 vs. 4200?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by coolbreeze, May 12, 2003.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

    Jan 20, 2003
    I am fishing around for an iBook, and found one on eBay that seems to be a good deal. The guy is advertising an upgraded 5400 RPM 40Gig HDD in the iBook 800. I asked him if this was a self installed item, as I see all the HDD's in iBooks on apple.com are 4200 RPM. He never directly answered the question. I want to add Applecare to this if I get it, and I'm afraid a custom item will void that potential.

    Is this a reason to worry? Also, someone talk me into spending $$ on a new iBook (since noone seems to want to trade...see my post in For Sale/Trade).
  2. maracz macrumors member

    May 6, 2003
    The Apple warranty only works on the original configirations. Meaning even if you have non-Apple ram you have to take it out before the reapirmen tak a look at it. I think that the HD will pretty much void repairs.
  3. yzedf macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2002
  4. iPat macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Not true...
    I've sent my ibook in 2X for a mother board replacement with a Crucial 512MB module in it and they never said a thing. Came back each time with the same module in the new mother board. I've had 2 different Apple Geniuses look at it, note the added extra RAM, and they never suggested taking it out before sending it in for repair (although I made sure that they noted the extra ram on the work order to be sure it came back with the ram).
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I think RAM is an exception because it is supposed to be a user-installed part. A hard drive is a different story, and will likely void the warranty.

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