3rd Party Memory voiding Warranty/Apple Care?

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

  1. username7410 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
    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


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    Feb 15, 2008
  4. AndyFL macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    Sorry to threadjack a bit, but what about a user-installed HD? Thanks.
  5. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    That is also a user serviceable part in the MacBook, so you will be fine.

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