HDD upgrade & Warranty......

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ifti, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Some say it does some say it doesnt - but if I upgrade BOTH HDDs in a new Mac Mini, will I void the warranty or not??

    I want to buy a new Mini Server with the 2x500GB HDDs, and replace both drives with a SSD and a 1TB drive.

    Now, I understand if anything is damaged in the process then the warranty is void, which is understandable, but if not, then does the warranty still apply for the rest of the system??

    The only other alternative is to keep the 2 drives I remove, and if anything happens in the future, place the 2 old drives back into the system before Apple look at it - and then replace my 2 normal drives once the system is repaired etc?

    I guess Im just looking for a definitive answer as to whether it voids the warranty in the first instance or not??
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    This is probably the best solution. When taking things back for a warranty repair always return them as delivered - that way they can't blame your additional hardware for the problem.

    Just try to not to break anything when you refit/
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Will totally void your warranty. I have also reported this thread to Apple so even if you put your original drives back in they will know you took them out at one stage.
  4. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
  5. driveparty macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2008
    Russia / USA
    stupid fckn idiot! :)
    u even haven't manage reading apple warranty policies! :D


    I used to appeal to my local apple service providers with my MBP motherboard and optical drive issues, upgraded both RAM and HDD, and had no problems or even a word about the upgraded parts (BTW, i live in russia, really not one of the bests under the rule of law!).

    I think, if you won't broke anything your own hands while upgrading, there should be no questions at all.
  6. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    The following info came from an Apple Genius - With the Mac Mini the HDD is not a "user upgradable" part. This means that if your Mac Mini fails and they know you have dismantled the thing to upgrade your drive then they don't have to cover it. However they usually will fix it anyway, so long as it was not the non-apple drive that caused the fault or ESD damage. BUT the Apple Genius said to be safe just put your mac mini back to its original config and then they will never know lol

    PS, I just did this upgrade
  7. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    this made me laugh....:D
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Apple doesn't read the MacRumors forum.

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