MacBook RAM upgrade - voids warranty?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lost eden, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 1.83GHz C2D MacBook with 1GiB of RAM. Now that I've started making more use of memory-hungry applications like Eclipse, Lightroom, etc., I want to upgrade to 2GiB. I don't want to pay the Apple premium for the upgrade & I am perfectly technically competent to do the upgrade myself (I built every computer I have ever owned, including my last laptop!), however if I do the upgrade myself will this void the remaining 2+ years of warranty I have left? I've looked around the FAQs & guides & can't find anything that mentions this.
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Ram is a user-replaceable part meaning you can upgrade it yourself without voiding your warranty. It's ridiculously simple to do the installation. Read the documentation that came with your computer to learn how.
     
  3. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    Adding memory yourself to your MacBook will not void the warranty. There is a detailed walkthrough/instructions on how to do it in the manual (Chapter 4). The only thing is that they will not cover any damages if you do not follow the proper procedures. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I am not 100% sure, but I think that if you send in your computer with 3rd party ram, apple will not service it. So keep your original ram incase you ever need to send it in
     
  5. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    Apple likes to blame problems on 3rd party RAM. :mad::mad:
     
  6. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    This is why I keep the apple ram and if there is a problem with my mac i will swap the apple ram in and then send it.
     
  7. lost eden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right okay, I'll go ahead & order the new sticks sometime. I was planning on keeping the old sticks anway, because for the prices they fetch on ebay it's hardly worth it. I just thought that I would check before possibly voiding over 2 years worth of warranty!
     
  8. aspro macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how Apple looks upon third party RAM, but I know all the resellers I've had to deal with have had no issues servicing my computers with third party RAM installed.
     

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