Made a mistake on my apple order

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by keymoo, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. keymoo macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I received my new mac mini last week and I've just realised I should have asked for a superdrive, but didn't configure that on my order. :rolleyes: I guess I have two choices:

    1) Send the mini back and order a new one (and pay for the shipping)
    2) Just order a superdrive and fit it myself - don't know if this is even possible

    Which would be cheaper?

    Thanks,
    keymoo
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I'm sure Apple would work with you on this. Give 'em a call and explain your situation. Installing a SD on your own in a Mini may be difficult, though I'm sure there's someone else on this forum who could tell you more about it.
     
  3. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    first thing i would do is give apple a call and see if you can work things out. since it's a new computer installing a superdrive yourself will void your warranty.
    second thing i would get in contact with some third party vendors and see if they can install it for you and if they are already in there ask them for a bigger hard disk drive!

    just my two cents.
     
  4. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Hmmm. Hopefully Apple will work with you. I know that, in the U.S., you cannot simply return the mini and re-order a BTO config, as your initial order was also BTO (1GB ram).

    When I ordered my 15" PB last year, I didn't know that the backlit kybd was an option on the low-end 1.33GHz 15". The next day, when I realized, I tried to modify my still-not-assembled order, but was too late. The web site info was out of date, and my PB was already en route. I was told in no uncertain terms that I could not return the unit unless it was defective. I suppose I could have done something to make it defective, but I didn't have the heart.

    Good luck getting your SD!
     
  5. keymoo thread starter macrumors member

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    I've sent them an email about it with my web order number. I looked through their T&Cs and it looks like I can return it but have to pay shipping:

     
  6. ijustin macrumors newbie

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    You can return it because of UK law. If you have to pay though, perhaps it isn't worth the effort and maybe you could get a usb drive instead?
     
  7. keymoo thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, Apple says I can return it too.

    I would rather return it and get a new mini, or buy a superdrive and get it fitted internally maybe at the Apple store, Regent St.? I have already got an external firewire HD on order, the mini is supposed to make my desk TIDY! ;) I don't want more clutter on there unnecessarily.

    So, my original question remains - we'll see what Apple comes up with.
     
  8. keymoo thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple have arranged for TNT to collect my mini and will issue a full refund including shipping! :)

    Ordering a new mini now... hopefully the new mini will arrive before the old one is collected.

    Great service Apple! :D
     
  9. keymoo thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm actually thinking about buying an iMac instead - I did find the graphics on the mini to be a tad slow, and the HD, even at 80Gb was on the low side. What the hell, the mini proved to be such a great test machine, that I'm going to go for a 20" iMac... :D
     
  10. DJC17 macrumors member

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    Cool attitude dude! :cool:
     

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