Mac Mini Voiding Warranty

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Bhunt, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Bhunt macrumors member

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    Does adding a second hard drive on your own void the warranty?
     
  2. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Only if you break something in the process, and then only to the extent of the broken thing...
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    actually it does void warranty unless an authorized apple repair shop does it. there is a but and here is the but.

    if you do it on your own and don't break anything no one can tell if you set the mini back to stock . then bring the mini in for repair. If you bring a 1 hdd mini in for repair that has a second hdd in side of it you will be told the mini is not under warranty.

    Frankly It is no longer worth doing.

    I use an external t-bolt drive easy to do and no warranty risk.
     
  4. Bhunt thread starter macrumors member

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    So you boot off the thunderbolt drive? How would you run multiple monitors?
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the lacie lbd allows a daisy chain option. a few people are doing it on this site. also there is a shorter t-bolt cable by elgato seems to work a bit better then the apple t-bolt cable. or you can do the 2nd drive install. most people do it correctly but there are a lot of threads on f ups and broken minis. i have opened many minis and swapping out the stock drive is not that hard. adding the second drive is harder. a lot can go wrong.
     

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