Hard drive Warranty

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  1. taylor200588 macrumors regular

    taylor200588

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    Hey!

    So my Pro is the bog standard 13" 2.4GHz bad boy! Came with a 250GB 5400rpm hard drive! On my old macbook I installed a 320GB WD 7200rpm hard drive, its sooo much faster than my new pro on start up.

    When I bought this Pro I asked the Genius dude if opening up my macbook pro and replacing the hard drive would void my warranty. He said that if I take it to a specialist then it wouldnt effect it. However I dont want to pay £30 for some guy to do something that I can do for free!!

    Can I open up my mac without voiding the warranty????

    Cheers
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Yes, however-

    -If you break anything during the hard drive swap you won't be able to get that particular thing repaired.
    -The new hard drive isn't covered.
    -You're giving Apple an excuse to deny you warranty repair in the future with non-original parts.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    It doesn't void your warranty, Apple even provides instructions found in MBP manual
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. taylor200588 thread starter macrumors regular

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