Can you perform upgrades without voiding the warranty?

IHeartPC

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Oct 20, 2012
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I remember hearing if you open up a macbook you void the warranty, is this still in practice?

My cousin wants to buy a Macbook Pro, I think it is best he goes for the i5 instead of the i7 and installs 2x4GB RAM & pops in a SSD with the money saved on getting the i5, but I don't want him to void his warranty... I've told him to just build a PC, but he has his heart set on a Mac.
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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you can change the HDD and the RAM w/o voiding the warranty, but something like replacing the optical drive with a with a HDD or a SSD would void the warranty
 

Dark Void

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Jun 1, 2011
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It depends on the model. If it is upgradeable, in other words a "cMBP" (non rMBP) then the RAM and HDD are considered user serviceable.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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It depends on the model. If it is upgradeable, in other words a "cMBP" (non rMBP) then the RAM and HDD are considered user serviceable.
Yes, replacing anything on something other than the cMBP (classic, non retina), would be considered non-user replaceable and would void the warranty.
 
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