Does ram upgrade void the warranty?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrono1081, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    When I get my mac I was going to purchase the apple care plan but I will also be doing a Do-it-yourself ram upgrade since apple ram is a rip off. Will this ram upgrade void my apple care warranty? I looked on apples site and found no answer.

    Also many people have stated to not buy the apple care plan at purchase but to wait a year to get it. Is this the thing to do?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    On anything other than a Mini, you're fine to do it yourself and not void warranty.
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    Upgrading the RAM does not void the warranty. Apple considers it to really be the only "do-it-yourself" upgrade on the iMac.

    I've never bought AppleCare, so I can't comment on that part.
  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    There's no reason to wait, but you MUST activate AppleCare before you reach the one-year point, else you won't be able to, ever. AppleCare extends the one-year warranty to three years, and it also gives phone support for three years (where the original warranty is only for 90 days phone support). So, if your intent is to get AppleCare, then I recommend you purchase & activate before 90 days.
  5. natharvey macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    if you go to apples support site you'll find How Tos on how to install ram. it does not good the warranty at all.

    I always buy the AppleCare due to the fees that are charged if you have a repair and do not have it ie handling fees and service charges. so I always get the AppleCare
  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    My understanding after talking with applecare is that ram is not user replaceable on the mini. I'd get with an apple authorized service provider and get them to install the ram if you want to avoid possibly voiding the warranty.

    Yeah, I think its total BS, too, but I want the warranty.

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