Does Swapping Macbook Hard Drive Void Warranty?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fredwards, May 17, 2006.

  1. fredwards macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2005
    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!
  2. johnjeffrey macrumors member

    May 17, 2006
    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?
  3. iPhil macrumors 68040


    the sata laptop limit right now is 120GB so once the warranty in gone if you don't want the 3yr etc then you can crack the case open after the yr and larger 2.5" drives in sata are out :eek:
  4. johnjeffrey macrumors member

    May 17, 2006
  5. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    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....


    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!
  6. fredwards thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2005
    In that case I think I will just go with a larger hard drive from the start!
  7. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    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.

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