Does manually upgrading the hard drive void Apple Care?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phooi, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. phooi macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    I have a MBP SR 2.4 w/ 160gb HD and am rapidly running out of space.

    I'd like to upgrade the HD to a larger faster drive. Does that void Apple Care?

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    AppleCare won't cover the new hard drive, or any damage to your Mac that could be correlated to you having upgraded the hard drive yourself, but your AppleCare isn't outright voided if you do it yourself.
  3. phooi thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    Doesn't give me a lot of comfort... I don't like to give a company "cause" to blame me for anything I "might" have done to my machine.

    I guess I'll have to hold off on the upgrade. Now I need to find a way to trim down my HD files...
  4. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    I understand your concern and caution, but it's not too hard, and there are a lot of good guides (

    FWIW, I've done it on my SR MBP as well as my old 12" PB. It's pretty easy.
  5. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2008
    New York. The state, not the toilet.
    Battery, hard drives, and RAM, if installed correctly, won't void Applecare......

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