2013 iMac hdd replacement

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  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    hi all,
    I have a 2013 iMac with a 3tb fusion drive
    The hdd needs to be replaced
    I don’t really feel like dealing with replacing the adhesive to do the replacement myself. And I’m not going to upgrade to a 2 or 3 tb ssd currently due to price.
    I made a Genius Bar appointment
    For those who’ve had this done at an Apple store
    1. How much did the repair cost?
    2. How long did the repair take?
    3. Is it back to a fusion drive after you get it back?

    Thanks
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    My memory's not what it used to be, but wasn't there a recall on 2013 iMacs with the 3tb fusion drive due to a bad run of Seagate 3tb HDD's?
    You should ask at the genius bar when you bring it in.

    For a time, they were replacing the bad 3tb HDD's "for free".
    That program may not be in effect any longer.
    But still... won't hurt to ask.
     
  3. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Looks like there was one. Though mine is a late 2013 and doesn’t appear to be included
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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  5. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought about it. But I do a lot of photography and really do like to have a 3tb drive in the iMac. Currently 3tb SSDs are a little more than I can spend right now.
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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  7. brentg33 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Definitely, not.

    While the whole process doesn't take very long (<1 hr), Apple will have quite a few repairs ahead of yours.

    If you need it back quickly, you probably need to go to an AASP.
     

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