Does swapping ssds void warranty?

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I am looking at replacing my 256 ssd in my rmbp to a 1tb ssd. It is an oem apple samsung 1tb ssd.

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    If you damage the laptop when you replace the parts, yes. The SSD in rMBPs are not considered user replaceable components.
     
  3. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no damage. Just if there is another problem with the laptop that isn't related to the hdd. Haven't swapped them yet. was thinking about it .
     
  4. ianj1972 macrumors member

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    I was told by apple it does invalidate apple care.
    I went ahead and swapped my 512GB for a 1TB. If my machine breaks I'll put a 512 back in before sending to repair. New screws are available cheaply so they won't even look like they have been touched.
     
  5. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    so even opening the laptop voids the warranty now ??
     
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    i guess, but if it does go wrong, just switch it back to the old SSD. and say " i don't know what went wrong" :cool:
     
  7. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    pretty sure apple can't legally invalidate your warranty since hard drives and rams fall under protected user-replaceable parts.

    what they can do is ask you to put the old harddrive back before they service your computer.
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Not anymore since the rMBPs.

    Even opening the back panel will void it. At least here in Australia.
     
  9. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ugh that sucks
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I'm actually in favor of Apple doing that. Too many people try to replace parts without knowing what they're doing and accidentally break them. By preventing people like these from gaining access to it, the chances of a user breaking something are down.
     

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