2013 Mac Pro User Manual

puckhead193

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flat five

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<<Don’t open your Mac Pro except to install memory and solid state drives (SSD), and don’t attempt to repair your Mac Pro by yourself. Your Mac Pro doesn’t have any user-serviceable parts, except for memory and SSDs. >>
that's cool.. they're loosening the ropes some with the nmp.. the old one recommends going to a service tech for drives and ram installs:

 

sigmadog

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Well, like any appliance, if you muck around with it before the warranty is up, you lose any possible support.

But I think in this case, if you hang on to your Mac Pro longer than the warranty, and want to upgrade it, then OWC and others will probably have something for you. By then you will be under no obligation to abide by a warranty that has expired.

I think it's odd that there are so many who seem to think the OWC "replaceable CPU" news means they can swap things out immediately without any adverse effects to the warranty. That's not how appliance companies do business.
 

flat five

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I think it's odd that there are so many who seem to think the OWC "replaceable CPU" news means they can swap things out immediately without any adverse effects to the warranty.


http://blog.macsales.com/18244-owc-diys-wont-void-your-macs-warranty

Macs are beautifully built machines. They’re solid, sleek and easy to use. While powerful from the factory, their performance and capabilities can be improved immediately and/or over time with user-installed upgrades like more RAM, larger and faster hard drive, a performance SSD, even adding a second internal drive to a Mac notebook. This upgrade capability allows a Mac owner to truly realize the maximum use-life of their technology investment. Unfortunately though, there exists a misconception among some users and even technicians that opening the machine voids the warranty.

We address this topic directly with customers via our support portals and are happy to inform you here of the same fact: upgrading your Mac does not void its warranty.

This consumer protection is owed to the little known Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975. Put simply, the act states that a company can’t require you to upgrade with only its own branded parts to retain the warranty. This important act protects your rights as a consumer and allows you to install OWC upgrades with peace of mind confidence.

However, the warranty doesn’t cover any damage incurred while installing upgrades. That’s why OWC’s free, step-by-step “how-to” DIY videos are extremely easy to follow for even advanced upgrades. See for yourself how easy it is at macsales.com/installvideos. If, however, after watching our videos, you’re still not comfortable performing one or more upgrades, OWC offers Turnkey Upgrade Programs for many Mac models, or you can opt to hire a professional.

At OWC, we strive to educate consumers – and help them save time and money – by encouraging a DIY philosophy. Now you can give your Mac the boost it needs (our award-winning SSDs and memory are a great place to start) and know that OWC and your warranty still have you covered!
 
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