Allowed to change HDD/RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Remixen, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Remixen macrumors member

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes - allowed.
    No - it will not void the warranty.
     
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  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Just be sure to follow the instructions. Don't skip a step or decide you know better than what the instructions tell you to do. Also note some good 3rd party guides on how to do it tend to be released e.g. by iFixit.
     
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    +1
     
  6. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Hard drive - replaceable
    RAM - replaceable
    Optical drive - not replaceable
    Battery - not replaceable

    Now, swapping non-replaceable parts does not void the warranty of the entire machine. Talking to a Genius Bar employee recently, it means they are NOT allowed to do service anything related to that part if it has non-stock compontents (i.e. if your 3rd party battery dies, don't complain to Apple). I assume this policy has its limits (again, if your 3rd party battery causes the laptop to burst into flames, don't complain to Apple), but if you had replaced your optical drive with a hard drive but for some reason the display died, they would still replace the screen.
     

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