Installing optibay then getting Applecare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LSUtigers03, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I have an SSD in an optibay in my 2011 13" MacBook Pro. Of course the easy answer is to just put the super drive back in. The problem with that is if you look at the screws that secure the super drive you can tell that a screwdriver was used on them. Has anyone had issues after they used an optibay then reinstalled the super drive and brought it to Apple?
  2. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    they dont usually look that closely. Just get a good #00 phillips and or Torx as needed. Just dont make it look like you used a hammer and chisel. The Mac Genius would just assume it was taken apart by an outside Apple Auth Tech.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    They probably won't even care if u leave the caddy in there.
  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    The build quality isn't that high, actually; there were plenty of people complaining about stripped screws on new machines.
  5. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    I got my non-unibody MBP with the bad 8600GT replaced last year after installing an opti-bay two years earlier. When I got the uMBP they gave me, I just swapped them back and sent them the old MBP; no problems whatsoever. I would make sure to keep the superdive though as it is not listed as user replaceable and may occasion a comment if missing altogether (ie the empty caddy is still there).
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    1) Get the proper tools so you won't end up stripping the screws.
    2) Whenever you send it in, just replace the superdrive and make sure it all looks stock.
    3) You're good to go.
  7. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    How do you think they got in there in the first place? Magic?

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