3rd Party Memory voiding Warranty/Apple Care?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by username7410, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. username7410 macrumors member

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    I'm about to buy a Macbook and I could save $600-700 upgrading to 4GB of RAM if I get it though Crucial.com instead of Apple, crazy! However, does buying a new Macbook and opening it up an installing memory myself consider a void of warranty, will it screw up my Apple Care if I encounter problems in the future and they blame 3rd party RAM and refuse to honor the warranty?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, you will not void the warranty as RAM is considered a standard user-replaceable part; however, anything broken while installing RAM may not be covered. Also, if you're experiencing a problem Apple may ask you to replace the original RAM to ensure it isn't a problem with your 3rd party RAM, but they will not tell you that your RAM permanently damaged your trackpad, for example.
     
  3. username7410 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    Sorry to threadjack a bit, but what about a user-installed HD? Thanks.
     
  5. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    That is also a user serviceable part in the MacBook, so you will be fine.
     

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