MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) upgrade ssd

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  1. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) and I want to upgrade to a ssd . but if I do so, and I need to go to the apple store for tech support .. would they still help me ?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Can you hold a screwdriver?
    If so, you don't need "to go the Apple Store for tech support".
    They won't help with this kind of upgrade, anyway.

    Really, the upgrade is simple enough that anyone can do it.
    You need two tools:
    - Phillips #00 driver
    - Torx T-6 driver
    ... and the SSD.
    It would also help to buy one of these:
    https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-...478&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=sabremt+usb3+to+ssd

    It takes only about 15 minutes to actually "swap" the drives, and much of that time is removing the screws from the back cover, and then replacing them later on.

    You can go to ifixit.com to see what's involved.
    Again, it's easy.

    The part that "requires attention" is preparing and testing the new SSD before you actually swap it out.
    That's what the "adapter/dongle" is about (see above).
    You can also use the dongle to keep using the old HDD once you take it out.

    Again, did I mention that this is easy enough that even you can do it...?
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68030

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    As for the actual question... Yes, they should still help you. On any Mac laptop that is not a retina screen the memory and drive are considered user serviceable items. Unless your asking for warranty support for the 3rd-party drive, you're good...
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    No, the reply in #3 above is NOT correct.

    An "Apple Store" is not going to help an owner upgrade from an HDD to an SSD.
    They are not going to do that.
    Period.

    A "third party" Apple reseller/repair place might.
    But NOT an official Apple Store.
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68030

    hallux

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    @Fishrrman maybe we read the OP's question differently. I read it as "if I upgrade the drive and need support after that is done, will they still help me". Reading it that way, my post IS correct.

    Reading it as "if I try to upgrade the drive and get stuck, will they help me", you are absolutely correct.
     

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