Harddisk replacement DIY?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joehack, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. joehack macrumors member

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    Does the AppleCare warranty allow me to replace the MBP harddisk on my own or has this to be done by a certified Apple support center?

    Thanks!
    Jochen
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on what model. The new MBP, yes, you can DIY. The older models, it will void the warranty.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It won't void the warranty of any Macbook Pro. It's just much harder to accomplish the task in older models.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, it does. I spent hours on the phone with Apple about this. It voids both the manufacturer's warranty and AppleCare if you replace the hard drive on older MBP models.
     
  5. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    The new MBPs released yesterday have user-upgradeable hard drives.

    Older ones do not and you will void your warranty if you do it yourself.
     
  6. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    Of course if you do it well enough and don't break anything, nobody can be the wiser :)
     
  7. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes they can, unless your replacement hard drive is an official Apple part.
     
  8. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    part of that plan is to keep the original drive around.

    My mbp is out of warranty, 120gb isn't cutting it much anymore, especially now that I dual boot. I might wait until 500gb drives drop more. Too bad it's not as easy as the new models to replace the hd.
     

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