Can I sell the original Macbook Pro hard drive?

mrhuynh94

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Aug 21, 2012
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Hey guys, I will be buying the 2012 Macbook Pro with the 750GB HDD. I want to upgrade it to a SSD. I want to know if I can take the 750GB HDD that it came with and just sell it. If so, how much would it be worth? Thanks!
 

iBookG4user

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If you bring it to the Genius Bar for service then they can blame whatever the problem is on the SSD as it did not come with the computer. I would keep the original hard drive in the event that you need to bring it in for service.
 

mrhuynh94

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Aug 21, 2012
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If you bring it to the Genius Bar for service then they can blame whatever the problem is on the SSD as it did not come with the computer. I would keep the original hard drive in the event that you need to bring it in for service.
I do believe that my warranty with be void if i replace the HDD. So you are saying i should just keep the HDD and replace it anytime I need to use the warranty?
 

Badrottie

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Or if you plan to buy a new MacBook Pro in the future I will bet you will not want to sell a MBP with SSD. Best you should keep the HDD. :apple:
 

Interstella5555

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I do believe that my warranty with be void if i replace the HDD. So you are saying i should just keep the HDD and replace it anytime I need to use the warranty?
It's not voided per se, but it is true that they'll be resistant to repairing a machine that has 3rd party parts in it.
 

sweetbrat

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I do believe that my warranty with be void if i replace the HDD. So you are saying i should just keep the HDD and replace it anytime I need to use the warranty?
It doesn't void the warranty. But it does make it easier for them to say it's a problem with the SSD, so keeping the HDD around is a good idea just in case you need to take it in for repair. As someone else said, depending on what machine you buy next, you might want to use the SSD in that machine and sell your current MBP with the HDD back in it.