Just got home with my new updated MacBook.....I have questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BEASTMAN, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. BEASTMAN macrumors member

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    Alright this is my first mac that "I" own, at my parents we have an iMac and a mac pro so I am fimiliar with them but have some questions.

    I got the base model with -$100 from educational discount then -$100 from getting the iphone on launch day.

    If I switch out the hard drive myself the warranty is void but if I have any problems and I just put the old hd back in what would happen?

    They said if I upgrade the ram I have to get apple ram so the warranty isnt voided, whats stopping me from just putting the old ram back in if I have a problem?

    Also is there a guide to replacing my macbook hd with a WD mybook portable hd? Like the formatting and opening the macbook?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Neither of those things will void your warranty as long as you don't negligently wreck your machine. (You know, like trying to open the thing up using a drill press...) Use whatever RAM you want, but buy from a trusted third-part vendor that guarantees compatibility and offers a lifetime warranty. OWC and DMS are popular and good options in the US.

    It's generally a good idea to hold onto the Apple RAM though, as they won't cover problems caused by third-party RAM. If you do have a problem, it's nice to be able to pop the Apple RAM back in and prove that the problem persists.

    Installing RAM

    Installing Hard Drive
     
  3. BEASTMAN thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you very much for the information, also the leopard backup disk that comes with it, I shouldnt have any problem using it to load leopard on the new hd will I?
     
  4. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, and since its a Macbook, swapping harddrives are going to be a lot easier, since it is designed to be user replaceable, unlike the Macbook Pro.
     

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