Does changing Hard Drive void the Warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StuMcBill, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    I guess this has been asked many times before, but a search didn't bring anything up?

    Does putting a new Hard Drive in a MBP void the warranty? I am guessing so, since you need to dismantle the system?

    Is it possible to get a Genius to do it instore and keep the warranty intact?

    Once I get my MBP (probably 2012 refresh), if a Hybrid HDD & SSD is not an option, I thought about putting one in there myself?

    But I just wondered about the warranty issues?

    Thanks

    Stew
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It does not depending upon the year. What model specifically is it?
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't think he has his machine yet.

    There's no telling for sure that it will not void the warranty, but assuming the hard drive is similarily easy to remove in the next refresh/redesign you'd only be out of luck if you broke something during the switch.

    The new, non-factory drive would also not be covered if it failed.
     
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  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Assuming they're still using the Unibody design (or something similarly easy to open), then no - it won't void the warranty (unless you break something in the process, of course). In fact, the User's Guide has instructions for upgrading both the HD and RAM. You can download the current guide from Apple's site.
     
  6. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I am planning on getting one in the future!

    Thats great! Thanks for the quick replies!

    Stew
     

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