Buying Ram kill apple care protection plan?

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  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    alright so i bought my macbook in august and i have the 3 year plan
    i want to buy more ram (2 or 4 GB) since i have a 1 GB and i have been photoshopping and video editing on the thing and its kind of laggy at some points.
    however im afraid that this will void my apple care protection plan and i dont want to spend 200+ dollars for apple ram which doesnt do so well.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. No it doesn't void your warranty
    2. Why did you think it would void your warranty?
     
  4. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so when i bring it in to the genius bar (Say something happend) and they see that i have 3rd party ram installed they wont void my warranty and app?
     
  5. pointycollars macrumors regular

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    If you're really worried about it voiding your warranty, then put the ram that came with it back in before you go to the genius bar. Simple as that.
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

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    Not unless the RAM is faulty or the reason for the problem.

    The best advice is to keep your original RAM so that you can re-install when taking it back to Apple for any repairs. If you leave your 4GB ram in the MacBook and Apple lose it or replace with a new machine then you lose your ram upgrade too....
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you sell your Apple RAM, you'd be in a pickle ... since you can't swap it back in to diagnose or eliminate the RAM upgrade as the Kernel Panic problem.

    All 3rd party ram means is you need to go to another company for RAM related problems ... same thing if you swap the HD out.

    Generally 3rd Party RAM and HDs have better warranties than OEM anyhow.
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    However, if you mess or break something up when installing the RAM yourself, Apple will not fix it. (which is pretty hard to do because installing RAM is super easy)
     
  9. 103734 Guest

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    whenever you take it to the apple store just swap out the ram with the original memory.
     
  10. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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