Is my MBPro Warranty void if Apple notices longer screws?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pjny, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I replaced the optibay DVD player on my MBPro mid-2010 13" with 115GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Drive and Data Doubler in March 2011, two months after the laptop was purchased.

    My logic board died and I have a 3-year extended warranty so before giving the laptop to apple I put back the Optibay DVD player.

    I have two sets of two screws: one is about 3mm, the other 5mm. I forget if OWC said to use longer(5mm) or shorter(3mm) screws to use to install the Data Doubler.

    I left the longer 5mm screws in so I'm hoping Apple does not void my warranty if they disassemble the Optibay drive when replacing the logic board and notice the two longer screws.

    Do you know the standard length of the two screws on the left side of the Optibay are?

    The Apple genius said that if the techs at the repair center noticed if anything was "damaged" they would "stop the repair and contact you."

    Also, if my 1-year warranty is voided but I paid for 3 year extended warranty
    what can I do?

  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    If you installed the optibay, your warranty is already gone...
  3. bucckevin macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011

    I seriously doubt they will notice. The screw on mine is about 3mm.
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    And Apple knows he installed the optinay how? (aside from the long screws since that's a different Issue)
  5. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Laptop was fixed without issues. Thanks Apple.

  6. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    Good to hear. I'm sure you will be fine since you put it back :)

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