HDD failure, Can Apple Care replace it outside of my laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djuzi05, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. djuzi05 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,
    My OEM HDD recently crashed out of nowhere (late 2010 17" MBP). I do have apple care. Unfortunately, I go to school outside of the States and won't be near an apple store until August. I did replace the HDD with something temporary, Hitachi 500GB Traverstar that cost me $160 (HDD are scarce here and customs charge 100%):( . I had a 500GB 7200RPM Hitachi in there originally.

    I was wondering if I could just bring the bare HDD to the apple store and possibly get a replacement? Or do I have to put it back in my laptop? Or would they even replace it at all?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I doubt they'd swap it outside of your machine. You'd almost certainly have to put it back in.
     

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