iMac HD Noise - Upgrade or get Apple to fix

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tomf87, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    My iMac 17" 800's hard disk is whining fairly loudly now. It's driving me crazy as it never did this when it was new. I can now hear it in the other room through the wall.

    I do have Applecare and the system is a little over a year old. I seriously doubt that Apple will replace it until it actually breaks and doesn't work anymore, but what are your thoughts?

    The other option I thought of doing is upgrading the hard disk myself. I have the tools needed, however, I know that will void the warranty, so then I'll really be stuck. If Apple won't replace the hard drive under warranty, has anyone ever had their hard disk upgraded by Apple?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    I'd make sure I was backed up then wait for it to die. You paid for Applecare so you might as well use it. Try ringing them saying the drive is on the way out and see if they'll change it now.

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