Does Swapping Macbook Hard Drive Void Warranty?

fredwards

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Jul 20, 2005
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Does anyone know, or does Apple make note of it somewhere in the user manual and warranty agreement? I have checked the site but didn't catch any reference to it.

In my opinion making it easier to swap in a larger hard drive was a brilliant move on Apple's part, but still doesnt do much good if it voids the warranty. If anyone knows the answer please post!
 

johnjeffrey

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so I called up Apple and they said that using any other hard-drive besides the one provided in the new Macbook's will void the warranty--that is, unless a certified service center did the switch....

so my questions are..

1) is this true? isn't one of the nice new points of this new machine the ability to easily swap out the harddrive?

2) can the HD go beyond 120 is you get let's say just any serial ata drive...will that work, forgetting anything concerning the warranty?

was anyone else planning on getting the machine then putting in a different hard-drive?
 

shadowmoses

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Even if its not supported I'm sure you can replace it without apple noticing, just keep the original drive in case you need to get it repaired...

Anyhow I'm not sure changing the HD may not void the warranty as its such an easy job....

ShadoW:cool:

Edit: I think your right about the 160gb's being the biggest if i remember correctly I think they got released a few months back but they cost a bomb!
 

fredwards

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johnjeffrey said:
so I called up Apple and they said that using any other hard-drive besides the one provided in the new Macbook's will void the warranty--that is, unless a certified service center did the switch....

so my questions are..

1) is this true? isn't one of the nice new points of this new machine the ability to easily swap out the harddrive?

2) can the HD go beyond 120 is you get let's say just any serial ata drive...will that work, forgetting anything concerning the warranty?

was anyone else planning on getting the machine then putting in a different hard-drive?
In that case I think I will just go with a larger hard drive from the start!
 

thegreatluke

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I think what they mean is that it's user-replacable with Apple-sold hard drives. So if you want a hard drive upgrade, you buy it from Apple. I think the real reason they did this is to make it easier for someone to replace their HD if they had a problem with the current HD as they could just make the user do it over the phone. :) Take a look at the warranty there... it'll probably say it.