Is this HD too expensive???

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  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    Welllllll i wanna get a bigger HD for my ibook, but im scared to do it myself. Sooooooo i called this apple specialist in my area, and they said a 60 GB hd is $199, and labor would be $139 bringing it to a grand total of $338... :eek: . You guys think its too much???? :rolleyes:
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    2 hours labour is reasonable for a drive install on an iBook. As for the drive, it really depends which model - Hitachi or Seagate, 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM.
     
  3. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    That sounds pretty reasonable if it's a 7200rpm drive, if not its a little steep, but still not too bad.
     
  4. MacHarne macrumors 6502

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    To have more storage for an iBook, and not pay the premium of labor costs, I would really, really recommend an external FireWire drive. Of course, if you are looking specifically for an internal, and are willing to pay the premium of labor costs, then $338 sounds like a typical installation all said and done. A hard drive replacement is something you can do yourself, but requires care, care, and some more care.
     
  5. wPod macrumors 68000

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    doesnt it also void applecare? or any warentee if you have that left? i want an internal HD for my PB (so i dont have to lug my external around with me all the time) but i dont want to void my applecare. just curious.
     
  6. MacHarne macrumors 6502

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    I know if an Apple Certified Technician does the work you are still covered under AppleCare (had a 30GB hard drive replaced on my now-sold iBook G3), but I am not sure what happens to your warranty if a random technician does the work.
     
  7. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well the first question the dude asked me was " is it under warranty?"..i just wanted to get a feel of the price so i said no but i lied..( bought my ibook last dec, got 4 months left)...then he told me the price. but im thinking of getting apple care b4 thats up...
     
  8. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i didnt know that...but i cant find a friggin apple cert. tech here in miami....
     
  9. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I just bought a 100GB 5400rpm laptop drive (Seagate, 5yr warranty) for $170 + $5 shipping.
     

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