Adding memory to a MacBook

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  1. skatalite macrumors newbie

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    We all know Apple charges stupid amounts to upgrade from 2GB to 4GB. Because of such the consensus usually is to buy the memory elsewhere and install it yourself or have someone certified by Apple to install it. That's where my question lies.

    Is Apple's warranty null and void if a user replaces memory in his/her MacBook? Also, how much would Apple charge, if anything, if I took it in to ask them to replace the memory?

    Thanks for any information.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No, the warranty is not null and void, but if you break anything that damage is not covered as Apple only cover manufacturing defects, not accidental damage.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    No, the RAM is considered to be a user-replaceable part. However, if you break anything else while you're in there then that may not be covered.
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Changing MB memory takes all of 5 minutes. Remove 2 screws, remove ram, replace ram, put 2 screws back.
     
  5. steelez macrumors newbie

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    Just make sure you get the right size screwdriver, it's really tiny!
     
  6. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

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    yep, its that easy...I upgraded just yesterday in 7 mins, 3 super small screws (P0 or #0 phillips size) and bam!
     
  7. California King macrumors 65816

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    Also, remember that MB's only go up to 3GB. MBP's go up to at least 4GB.
     
  8. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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  9. Jasoco macrumors 6502

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    It took longer for me to get the RAM sticks out of the blister pack Crucial sent them in than it took for me to install them.

    God I hate that stuff.
     
  10. LifeAfter1am macrumors newbie

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    that stuff will really tear up your hands and cut it. I got stitches because of that crapp
     
  11. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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  12. California King macrumors 65816

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  13. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    its all good...:D
     

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