Buy HD Separately, Have Apple Install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ColinEC, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. ColinEC macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to buy a 15" MacBook Pro 2.8GHz off of MacConnection (because they are tax free).

    Am I able to purchase a 7200RPM HDD separately (from NewEgg) and bring it to the Genius Bar to have them install it?

    And if so, is it free?


    Also, is this the correct drive to use with the MacBook Pro?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. Diode macrumors 68020

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    I think the only way you can get them to install a hard drive if you pay for a data migration service ($100~$150 ... can't remember).
     
  4. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    But they will do it? And if so are you then covered by AppleCare if anything goes wrong with the drive in the future?
     
  5. ColinEC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    I may just end up ordering direct from Apple, I would rather not open up a new MacBook Pro myself as I worry about damaging the parts.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    The Genius Bar will not usually install third-party products.

    With the new Apple notebooks, there's virtually nothing to damage to get to the harddrives. They've never made them more easier to upgrade yourself.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Applecare won't cover a drive bought from a 3rd party.
     

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