Is there a way to have an apple certified upgrade?

Cardene

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Feb 24, 2006
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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?
 

CalBoy

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May 21, 2007
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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.
 

puckhead193

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nope i asked about it for my powerbook and they said nope it can't be done. only a replacement of the same HDD
 

L3X

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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?
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.
 

klharper

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May 2, 2007
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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.
 

iToaster

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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.