MCE OptiBay and Warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Knuck, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Knuck macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Just spoke to Apple and apparently if you install the MCE OptiBay yourself (or a battery for that matter) you void your warranty as they are not user serviceable upgrades. Memory and hard drives, in the hard drive slot, however, are user serviceable upgrades and will not void your warranty.

    If you want to maintain your warranty and install a 2nd hard drive in the optical drive bay you can but you have to have it installed by a certified Mac service center. This is a ridiculous and expensive policy, given how simple the install is.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  3. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    Put the superdrive back in before taking it in for service...
  4. Knuck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    But isn't it obvious you removed it?
  5. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    Not unless you do a very sloppy job with the installations. You're removing the screws from the back, and 5 screws inside (plus the 2 for the bar to hold one of the screws).

    You're screwing the stuff in the same way they are at the factory in China... ;)
  6. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    i doubt some geniuses will even notice! :D
  7. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Nothin you shouldnt be able to talk your way out of
  8. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    Unless you really screwed up the installs, there should be no need to talk your way out of anything.

    If you do screw it up to the point that it's noticeable, then it serves you right for messing around with what you don't know about.

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