Apple Care and Mods

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by datapusher, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. datapusher macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Planning on Getting a 2012 Macbook Pro to replace my dead 2009 one.

    I am planning on getting some sort of optibay/data doubler and putting an SSD in the optibay as the system drive. I will be keeping the 7200RPM BTO drive in the main HDD bay.

    I will also be upgrading the ram to double spec.

    Will this cause any issues with Applecare? If I do need to bring it in, will I need to replace the SSD with the original superdrive and put the original ram back in? This can totally be done, however, the 7200 BTO drive will be unable to boot.

    Any comments or experience with this?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Replacing your RAM or hard drive is fine. Replacing your optical drive voids your warranty/AppleCare, but many get away with it, by replacing their optical drive before getting service.

    From the MacBook Pro User Guide:
    There are only certain parts that the user may install/replace without voiding the warranty.

    From the Apple One (1) Year Limited Warranty - Mac
    From the AppleCare Protection Plan Terms & Conditions:


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