Can Apple install my SSD for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lambros, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Lambros macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking at buying a 13" MBP, assuming they get upgraded soon (otherwise probably a 15"). Just wondering...I want to get a SSD inside, but I can't say I've heard the best about the stock SSDs Apple uses.

    Regardless, I am a bit skeptical about my ability to open up a laptop, primarily due to the high possibility of ripping it to shreds. So, my real question is, will Apple take out their stock HDD and put in an SSD that I purchase from another company?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They should be able to do that but it won't be free. Seripously, installing SSD/HD is very easy, see this tutorial. It doesn't even void warranty so I'm sure you can do that
     
  3. Lambros thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know for MOST people it's an easy procedure :) but I think I would likely damage a screw or slip and make a large scratch across the bottom of the unibody -- I've seen a story or two on here of that happening. Hence, I am quite skeptical about not leaving it to the professionals. What do you recommend?
     
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    I would do it by myself but I'm pretty comfortable with taking them apart since I've built a lot desktops. You could ask how much would it cost if Apple did it for you and then decide is it worth it or not. Or if you have a friend that can do it for you, ask him/her to do it for you. IMO, if you can hold a screwdriver in your hand, you can replace the HD.
     
  5. Lambros thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice, will likely install it myself then...unless Apple don't charge for the service.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I doubt apple will install any 3rd party hardware; if it doesn't work right, the customer would blame apple and the cause could simply be the 3rd party hardware doesn't work right.
     
  7. thebeautyisfake macrumors regular

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    If you follow guides carefully and take your time, there's no reason why youl make any mistakes. Then after you can feel good because you've learnt something new :)
     

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