AppleCare worth it if I use MCE OptiBay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ando27, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. ando27 macrumors member

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    Anyone have experience with Apple's policies on modifying your computer yourself and it being covered still under applecare?

    For example, I have a Samsung 830 in my Pro with the original HDD in the MCE Optibay. Say my display were to have a problem, could I take it in for service under AppleCare and receive said service, or would it be a problem with the replaced parts? Same question, but say my processor or MoBo fried?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Removing/replacing your optical drive voids your warranty and AppleCare.
     
  3. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    I thought it only voided the warranty with respect to the specific part and not to the computer as a whole.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From the MacBook Pro User Guide:
    From the AppleCare Protection Plan:
    From the Apple One (1) Year Limited Warranty - Mac:
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    In reality, it does not. Yes, AppleCare is worth it despite doing an OptiBay. You just need to take it out for service.
     
  6. ando27 thread starter macrumors member

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    So if I just replace the optical drive pre service they won't be able to tell, huh?

    Seems like it's still worth it if that's the case.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Yeah just put it back to original when your sending it in
     

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