Applecare??? Harddrive

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  1. 55orangeave macrumors member

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    Buying a new macbook. I want to swap the harddrive out from the 160gb 5400 rpm to the 250gb 7200rpm(link below).

    Does that void a warranty? Do I have to get it approved buy apple? Will they install it for me at Apple store? Lots of questions and no answers. Please help


    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136279
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    It wont void the warranty

    The new hard drive wont be covered by your warranty however

    It does not have to be approved by Apple, you can use any compatible hard drive

    They will fit it for you at an Apple store, book a space with a Genius
     
  3. 55orangeave thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. In the off chance that the HD explodes for some weird reason damaging the other components. What then, where do I stand with Applecare then.

    Also, I know how to install myself, i don't have to bring it to Genius Bar do I?
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You can install it yourself, its designed to be changed by the user at home. Its really easy so im sure you wont have any problems. (remember to use magnetic screwdriver or have one nearby)

    If it damages other components, (which is basically impossible unless you ram it in so hard you crack the motherboard), your warranty will cover any damage to the machine, but wont replace the hard drive.
     
  5. 55orangeave thread starter macrumors member

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    Your help is greatly appreciated. Is there any online supported documentation you know of?
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  7. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    1. Correct
    2. Correct
    3. Correct
    4. WRONG.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    4 is correct, they will fit it at an Apple store, i used to be a Genius (pretty ditzy now though :p). They wont fit other companies RAM, but hard drives they usually do. You have to book an appointment by phone or online though, dont just walk in the store and expect them to do it.
     
  9. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Not in the US.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    That sucks big time hahaha, feel sorry for you now. I'm sure even in the US if you got your wife/fiancee/gf/female friend to go in though and bat her eye lids and pout and complain she needs it slotting in they'll certainly help her out fitting it before any other customer.
     
  11. 55orangeave thread starter macrumors member

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    In Canada they will. I was at the Apple store tonight. They said everything is good to go. And they could do it if I needed them to. I don't . But happy for all the help form the responders.

    Thank to all
    Cheers
     
  12. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    It's super easy replacing the HD, the hardest part will probably be finding a #8 torx driver bit.
     

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