Is there a way to have an apple certified upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cardene, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Cardene macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    I want to upgrade my macbook pro's internal harddrive to a bigger and faster drive. However, I don't want to void my 3 year applecare warranty.

    Is there any way I can have an apple certified upgrade that will not void my warranty?
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Certified? You mean you want evidence that you put in a new harddrive? Unless you want to pay the AppleStore an outrageous sum, then I don't think so. I don't think that putting a new harddrive voids the mbp warranty. Check it out by checking out Apple's site.
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    nope i asked about it for my powerbook and they said nope it can't be done. only a replacement of the same HDD
  4. L3X macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chesapeake, VA
    I'm pretty sure there are certified Apple technicians around. COMPUSA is one i believe. I would call your local Apple store to double check, though.
  5. klharper macrumors member

    May 2, 2007
    Everybody (official Apple retailers, technicians, stores, and Apple themselves) seems to make up their own restrictions on this topic. There are numerous posts that have plenty of conflicting views. So basically, go searching around til you find someone that guarantees you still have the warranty or something, and in the case that you need your MBP worked on, don't say a word unless they ask.

    Or just do it yourself, and if everything is done correctly without any harm, they probably shouldn't have a reason to ask, if/when you happen to bring it in under warranty.
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I asked my local CompUSA while I was there (on the conquest for a glossy MBP), they said they had done it before, and would do it for me... for a fee. You'll end up paying the tech $130 an hour to put it in, but it won't take an hour... I believe.

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