Getting macbook pro repaired question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by damesJ, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. damesJ macrumors member

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    I bought a macbook pro a several months ago and there are a couple of small things wrong with it that I want to get fixed. The power button is indented into the computer, there is a gap above the superdrive, and the paint on the front button is peeling off.

    However, I recently put in a new hard drive (HITACHI Travelstar 7K200). My question is should I take this hard drive out and put in the original one before I hand it over to an apple genius? I don't want to lose my warranty. Or should I just leave in there? I don't really want to go through the hassle of swapping.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    I think I would put the original one in. I believe that using any other hard drive other than an Apple certified or installed one voids the warranty.
     
  3. damesJ thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't Apple now offer the HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 in the macbook pros?
     
  4. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    i believe so, but regardless, i think that the macbook pros' warranties don't allow for user replaced hard drives. oddly enough, the macbooks' do.
     
  5. Duckmanbill macrumors newbie

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    Did they replace the front button for you? My front button's paint has also worn off. When I went in to my local apple store for an unrelated repair and asked about replacing the button they said that since it was a cosmetic problem, it wasn't covered by warranty. They also said that replacing the button involves replacing the whole bottom case, which they weren't willing to do anyway. Seems like a dumb design if you have to replace the case to fix a button!
     

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