MBP Hard Drive Upgrade Q's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ~J~, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    Ok... I am using the upgrade to Leopard as an excuse to upgrade my MBP's HD. I am going to get a 250GB drive. My questions are:

    1. Will installing a HD myself void my warranty / AppleCare?
    2. Will a genius install a HD I buy and give to them (new - still sealed)?
    2a. If they will, any idea on how much they will charge for this service?
    2b. Also, any idea on how long I would be without my MBP?
     
  2. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    I would like to know the answers to these questions.:D
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    1.No unless you screw something up
    2.Dont think so unless you bought it at a Apple Store or reseller
    2a.About £30
    2b.You would have to book it in
    if you live in the uk you could try these http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/
    or d.i.y http://www.ifixit.com/
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Technically, the hard drive in a MBP is not a user replaceable part.
    Apple Stores might not be willing to install third party parts not purchased from them.
    Your best bet is to locate an independent Apple authorized service centre and get a quote of $ and time from them. Rates will vary.
     
  5. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    I was at my Apple Store about 2 weeks ago and received the following answers to your questions.
    1. No
    2. No, they will not. I wish they would. I'm looking for someone local to do it as I'm uncomfortable doing it myself.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    its not that difficult if you take your time,keep track of were all the screws go
    and remember to keep grounding yourself
     
  7. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I had one fitted at the apple Brent Cross store cost was £60 plus the hard-drive, I have a pro membership for my machine.
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    £60 blimey o rielly
     
  9. dmarch macrumors regular

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    I was quoted $150.00 to change the harddrive with one I supply. This included data migration. This is from a Mac certified center.
     

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