MBP HDD Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bimboles, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. bimboles macrumors member

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    Does anyone know how much Apple charge to upgrade a store brought MBP Hard Disk. Mine currently has the 120GB but I would like to upgrade it to the 160GB.

    I assume the warrany would be void if I did it myself.
     
  2. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    I also am interested in the price to do this. I'm guessing its going to be ALOT, because the 160GB drive itself will cost a few hundred and then you probably have to pay apple to instal it without voiding the warranty :(.
     
  3. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just ask Apple (or at least the place where you bought the laptop)?
     
  4. bimboles thread starter macrumors member

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    Because this is a discussion group based on other peoples experiences.

    Rather than waist a lot of time contacting Apple only to find out it is going to cost a fortune we thought we would see if anyone is has any experience in this area.

    Cheers,

    Tim
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't void the warranty, and Apple even has their own DIY guide.

    So, Cost = Cost of new drive.
     
  6. bimboles thread starter macrumors member

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    That's for the Macbok not the Macbook Pro.

    Thanks anyway though.

    Tim
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That's for the MacBook.

    The hard drive is not user-replaceable in the MacBook Pro, so yes, you would need an Apple-authorized tech to do it.

    It'll be pricey.
     
  8. Jesus macrumors 6502

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    I do believe that that guide is for the Macbook, for which it is easy to change the HD. ifixit.com would be the first place to look for a MBP HD guide, but I don't know if they have one up yet.

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    Damn, beaten to it.

    I found the guide for the MBP, but this WILL void you warranty

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/
     
  9. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Nobody's noticed this yet, but the guide I posted is for the MacBook, not the MBP.

    Anyway, it doesn't look like it'd be too difficult to do, if you're willing to void the warranty. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate, looks a lot easier than the 12" PB HD that I replaced a while back, and it wouldn't have to be shipped away/left in a store for... however long it takes.

    At any rate, this surgery would have to be performed by an Apple-certified tech, but the prices are totally up to them. I'd bet the service charge would be somewhere in the range of $100 or so.

    Link
     
  10. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    if you use the same 160gb hdd as apple use and do a good job, they cant know that you did unless they check what configuration you bought in the first place, and maybe they don't do it each time a machine in is repair :D
     
  11. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Good link, that doesn't look that hard. Too bad 160GB drives are $150+, but maybe after selling a 100GB drive in my MBP it wouldn't be to expensive.
     

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