Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by squwish, May 27, 2007.

  1. squwish macrumors member

    squwish

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    Is it worth going with the 3gb ram for this price:
    3GB
    Or go for the 2gb ram for this price?
    2GB
    How Would I go about upgrading the HDD in my Macbook pro without voiding the applecare warranty.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    No way to do it without voiding the warranty unless you get a certified center to do it.
     
  3. squwish thread starter macrumors member

    squwish

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    So I have to buy a new HDD, take it to the Apple store to only have them charge me for installation...then only it won't void the warranty?:confused:
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Basically, yes. I had a thread about the HD in a MBP, I was told you had to buy the HD from apple to have them put it in for you, but I am unsure. I figured I would take mine into CompUSA and get them to replace it with a new HD. But anyway, if you can get the 3 GB, get it. I'd upgrade the HD as a built to order option when you buy it, unless it's something special (like that 250 GB drive I'll be putting in the new MBP I'm buying soon).
     
  5. warfa macrumors regular

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    The more RAM the better dude.. as for the hdd, if you haven't bought the mac yet, just do a bto upgrade. if you already have it, then i think you have to do
    the upgrade through apple certified centers!
     
  6. heySparky macrumors regular

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    An Apple certified service center can include 3rd party companies, you don't necessarily have to take it back to an Apple Store.
     
  7. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    there's a few threads here where some say that you CAN actually change your mbpro hard drive, if you don't mess up things, then apple will not warranty your new hard drive but will warranty all the rest.
     
  8. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    it comes down to whether or not you want to take the chance that apple won't have a problem with work you performed. If you're good, it won't be an issue. If you hack it up, they'll claim the LCD failed because you rounded a drive bracket screw. Me, I usually err on the side of misguided self-confidence. I'd do it myself. I've never had apple NOT honor a warranty because of work I've done. I would guess I've had things in for warranty after working on them, at least 7 or 8 times. (3 on the same machine, the tech didn't know I'd been in there until I mentioned the difference in drive warranty.)

    It's kind of like investing. You do your homework, and invest in what matches your comfort level. Don't do the penny stock if you can't live with the possible negative result.
     

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