New HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kev1000000, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Kev1000000 macrumors member

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    So if my current store wont let me return my 4 day old MBP, how does one go about adding a bigger + faster HD?

    I already got a 300 rebate on my current MBP (they wouldnt waive the restocking fee), so i cant just pay the restocking fee anymore.

    I really really would like to upgrade to 200gb+ and 7,200rpm. Can I do this without voiding any warranties?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I have read here and at Apple.com it will not void the warranty.

    However, at my Apple store yesterday they told me if I upgrade my HD and it causes issues that need repair it won't be covered by Apple Care.
     
  3. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    That is the "official" line as far as user-installed parts.

    That being said, replacing a HD in a MBP isn't rocket science or brain surgery as long as you take your time, have a clean and well-lighted workspace and the right tools. The worst part is removing the front edge of the top cover. The rest is a cakewalk.

    www.ifixit.com has very good tutorials, as do some other sites.

    MacDann
     
  4. Kev1000000 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    That's the key phrase. Nothing else matters. If you're careful and don't screw anything up, there's nothing to worry about.

    MacDann
     
  6. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I'll be very careful if I decide to upgrade my HD. ;)
     

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