Do gfxCardStatus, SMCFanControl, etc. void AppleCare warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thefizzle657, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. thefizzle657 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    I've read some stories of people being told that their warranty had been voided due to installing SMCFanControl and other programs that allow you to adjust the fans, video cards, etc. Is it true that they really void the warranty for such things? Has anybody here had such an experience? Couldn't you just uninstall them if you needed to have your computer serviced and Apple would never know?
  2. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
  3. Mersailios macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    No, these software applications will not void your AppleCare warranty, however Apple may require that you uninstall them or perform an erase and install of Mac OS X to rule out any potential software conflicts during the regular course of support and servicing.

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