Can I sell the original Macbook Pro hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrhuynh94, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. mrhuynh94 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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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.
     
  3. mrhuynh94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, replace it anytime you need to use the warranty.
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    ^^^ what he said.
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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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:
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  9. calderone macrumors 68040

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    It isn't worth enough to negate the potential pain in the future. Keep it.
     
  10. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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